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Extensive bibliography on Open Access journals

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This bibliography presents selected English-language scholarly works that are useful in understanding open access journals.

It does not cover works about e-prints or works that include open access journals in a treatment of diverse types of research materials

Bailey, Charles W., Jr. Open Access Journals Bibliography. Houston: Digital Scholarship, 2010.


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August 23, 2010 at 4:19 pm

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  1. Hello,
    Open access to scholarly information has been a hot topic for debate among librarians, scholars, and publishers over the last few years.
    The growth of the open access movement is partially in response to the enormous costs of many scholarly journals.
    With traditional journal publication methods it is not uncommon for an institution to have to pay for an article twice.
    First they pay scholars to produce the work and then the institution’s library pays to purchase the work back from the journal publisher.
    One of the great benefits to open access is that libraries in smaller institutions or in economically disadvantaged areas around the world can have greater access to these scholarly resources.
    Open access helps to ensure long-term access to scholarly articles.
    Unlike articles that are licensed in traditional article databases, libraries and others can create local copies and repositories of these resources.
    Libraries, by working together to make repositories of open access literature, can ensure continued access to these scholarly publications into the distant future.


    September 22, 2010 at 11:20 am

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