Welcome to the first JOESCA edition that is available
only on the online version. Previously, JOESCA
journals were published both in print and online
versions. With changing times and with internet being
more accessible in the region, it makes sense to start
publishing online only journals. Online publications
come with certain benefits. They are easy to publish
and also cheaper considering the cost of printing. In
addition, they can be distributed easily via email or the
link can be shared online for interested parties. On the
other hand, there are some disadvantages of publishing
online only. Hard copy journals are easily stored in
libraries for easy browsing. Some people still prefer
reading from hard copies as opposed to soft copies.
Hard copies are also easily distributed in conferences
and symposia as take home literature.