Archives par mot-clé : open access

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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A Current Snapshot of Institutional Repositories: Growth Rate, Disciplinary Content and Faculty Contributions

« INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to examine current institutional repository (IR) content in order to assess the growth and breadth of content as it reflects faculty participation, and to identify successful strategies for increasing that participation. Previous studies … Continuer la lecture

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Identification of Core Journals and Analysis of Collaboration Networks Among Researchers in Ibero America

« INTRODUCTION In this paper we survey scientific production published in Ibero American journals in four subject areas: Medicine, Education, Administration & Finance, and Psychology. The aim of the paper is to provide a view of the available state-of-the-art of Ibero … Continuer la lecture

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All That Glisters: Investigating Collective Funding Mechanisms for Gold Open Access in Humanities Disciplines

« BACKGROUND This article sets out the economic problems faced by the humanities disciplines in the transition to gold open access and outlines the bases for investigations of collective funding models. Beginning with a series of four problems, it then details … Continuer la lecture

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Open Access in Higher Education-Strategies for Engaging Diverse Student Cohorts

« With growth in online education, students gain tertiary qualifications through a mode more suited to their demographics such as work and life balance, learning styles and geographical accessibility. Inevitably this has led to a growth in diversity within student cohorts.The … Continuer la lecture

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