However, given that the electronic journal industry has significantly lower barriers to entry--especially with open-access journals--it is easier for scholars with a wider range of skillset and academic experience to start their own journal.
In a telephone conversation, President Marzouki congratulated Mehdi Gharbi on his commitment, for over ten years, to "spread the voice of justice and defend activists at the time of dictatorship" through his electronic journal "Tunisnews." Mehdi Gharbi, who is the first Tunisian to receive this prize, lives in Sweden.
"It's quite likely during my tenure at Annals that print will become increasingly less important and the electronic journal increasingly important." To meet this shift, she envisions having the electronic journal move away from being only a digital representation of the print journal.
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