- Allows remote access.
- Can be used simultaneously by more than one user.
- Provides timely access and at the rate of 24 X 7 X 365 formula.
- Supports different searching capabilities.
- Accommodates unique features (e.g. Links to related items, reference linking)
- Saves physical storage space.
- Supports multimedia information.
As a result of the above advantages, libraries today buy licenses for an ever-increasing number of Electronic Journals from a range of different publishers and providers, and use a diverse set of technologies for information delivery.
a. Scholarly or research e-journal.
b. Popular or general public e-journal.
c. Industry or Trade e-journals.
Based on availability and pricing e-journals may be categorized as followings:
Free online e-journal: The journals, which are totally free in online. Such as Fulltext Database/ service.
Free along with print subscription e-journal: The journals, which online access are free and also provide print subscription. i.e. Cambridge University Press, John Hopkins University Press, Oxford University press.
Priced e-journal: The journals, which are online and priced marginally less than the printed version. i.e. Blackwell, Blackwell Navigator etc.
- Reference Article: Velumani, K. V. (2013). An investigation in to the impact of e resources in modern Library and Information Centers.