Archives par mot-clé : open access

The ‘total cost of publication’ in a hybrid open-access environment: Institutional approaches to funding journal article-processing charges in combination with subscriptions

« As open-access (OA) publishing funded by article-processing charges (APCs) becomes more widely accepted, academic institutions need to be aware of the ‘total cost of publication’, comprising subscription costs plus APCs and additional administration costs. This study analyses data from 23 … Continuer la lecture

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Estimating Open Access Mandate Effectiveness : I. The MELIBEA Score

« MELIBEA is a Spanish database that uses a composite formula with eight weighted conditions to estimate the effectiveness of Open Access mandates (registered in ROARMAP). We analyzed 68 mandated institutions for publication years 2011-2013 to determine how well the MELIBEA … Continuer la lecture

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Exposing the predators. Methods to stop predatory journals

« The internet is greatly improving the impact of scholarly journals, but also poses new threats to their quality. Publishers have arisen that abuse the Gold Open Access model, in which the author pays a fee to get his article published, … Continuer la lecture

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Open access in South Africa : a case study and reflections

« In this paper, we locate open access in the South African higher education research context where it is, distinctively, not shaped by the policy frameworks that are profoundly changing research dissemination behaviour in other parts of the world. We define … Continuer la lecture

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Modes of access: the influence of dissemination channels on the use of open access monographs

« Introduction. This paper studies the effects of several dissemination channels in an open access environment by analysing the download data of the OAPEN Library. Method. Download data were obtained containing the number of downloads and the name of the Internet … Continuer la lecture

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Open Access in UCL: a new paradigm for London’s Global University in research support

« Open Access provides an opportunity for researchers to disseminate their research globally, but it comes with challenges. This article looks at the various ways in which UCL (University College London) has addressed those challenges, by investing in Open Access activities … Continuer la lecture

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The impact factors of open access and subscription journals across fields

« We have compared the 2-year and 5-year impact factors (IFs), normalized impact factors (NIFs) and rank normalized impact factors (RNIFs) of open access (OA) and subscription journals across the 22 major fields delineated in Essential Science Indicators. Journal Citation Reports … Continuer la lecture

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Scholarly communication, scholarly publishing and university libraries. Plus ca change ?

« The scholarly communication and research evaluation landscape is locked into historical paradigms which inadequately reflect the opportunities of the digital era. Why hasn’t the Internet disrupted the practices and the economics of scholarly publishing? The article traces how university library … Continuer la lecture

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The Development of Open Access Repositories in the Asia-Oceania Region: A Case Study of Three Institutions

« In recent years, open access models of publishing have transcended traditional modes thus enabling freer access to research. This paper takes a trans-regional approach to examining open access publishing in the Asia and Oceania region focussing on three institutions– Charles … Continuer la lecture

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E-Dissertations: Access and Restrictions (EDAR) Survey 2014 Report

« European and American studies on electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) reveal that one part of digital PhD theses, even if not confidential, is limited to on-campus access and/or under embargo. A French-German research team conducted a survey with a small … Continuer la lecture

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