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Scholarly Communication in Library and Information Services by Bhaskar Mukherjee

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Summary

Some years ago nobody knew whether the OA model in general, and the OA journals’ model in particular, would survive or whether the scholarly communities would accept this new venture. The dream and vision of the early practitioners of Open Access has now been translated into reality. The increasing importance of Open Access journals in the scholarly communication process has led to research to assess their impact on the different disciplines.

The purpose of this study was to assess the availability, quality, quantity and impact of Open Access (OA) electronic journals (e-journals) in Library and Information Science (LIS). It identified 112 partially or fully Open Access journals in LIS available in various print as well as online directories ...

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