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The Future of the Academic Journal, 2nd Edition by Angus Phillips, Bill Cope

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How the rise of open access is altering journal publishing

John Willinsky and Laura Moorhead

Abstract:

This chapter describes the research that has been done on the impact of open access journals as well as by the research articles that have been made open access by their authors depositing them in institutional repositories. This impact includes the open access contribution to readership, citation counts, and the size and scope of the journals, with the introduction of the open access mega journal. The different types of publishers of open access journals are discussed, as are the origins of such journals with independent, scholar-publishers. In addition, we also consider the archiving approach by individual authors. The chapter concludes ...

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