La sostenibilità dei modelli di Open Access

Dubini, Paola and Giglia, Elena La sostenibilità dei modelli di Open Access. AIDAInformazioni : rivista di Scienze dell'informazione, 2008, vol. 26, n. 3-4, pp. 43-69. [Journal article (Print/Paginated)]

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English abstract

In this article we seek to assess the economic sustainability of Open Access models, that is to say to what extent these models are effective and durable competitors to traditional journals. The article highlights the conditions to be met for Open Access repositories to erode the competitive advantage of traditional journals, describes the need to quickly reach reputation and critical mass with an innovative editorial project and describes the virtuous circle leading to the success of Open Access models: editorial identity, and a rigid selection process lead to a solid reputation which, thanks to a higher accessibility to published content, becomes visible and attractive for researchers in their double role of authors and readers. The visibility and prestige acquired enhance the repository reputation, stimulate a growing number of submissions, leading to a more rigorous selection process, which in turn contributes to a strengthening of the reputation of the journal. The article highlights the need to compare traditional journals and Open Access models within the broader process of production, financing and diffusion of results of the scientific research.

Italian abstract

In questo articolo siamo interessate a valutare la sostenibilità economica dei modelli di Open Access, ossia in che misura tali sistemi rappresentino concorrenti validi e duraturi rispetto alle riviste tradizionali. L’articolo discute le condizioni che i modelli di Open Access devono rispettare per erodere il vantaggio competitivo delle riviste tradizionali, evidenzia la necessità di raggiungere velocemente massa critica e reputazione con un progetto editoriale innovativo e descrive il circolo virtuoso che porta al successo dei modelli di Open Access: identità editoriale e serietà nel processo di selezione consentono di costruire una solida reputazione all’archivio che, grazie alla migliore accessibilità dei contenuti pubblicati, diventa visibile e attrattivo per i ricercatori nella duplice veste di lettori e autori. La visibilità e la notorietà guadagnate sul campo portano riconoscimento all’archivio, stimolando un crescente numero di submission, il che determina un più rigoroso processo di selezione, che a sua volta contribuisce ad un rafforzamento della reputazione e della notorietà della rivista. L’articolo mette in evidenza inoltre la necessità di inquadrare il confronto fra riviste tradizionali e modelli di Open Access all’interno di una più ampia riflessione che coinvolge tutti gli attori coinvolti nel processo di produzione, finanziamento e diffusione dei risultati della ricerca scientifica

Item type: Journal article (Print/Paginated)
Keywords: Open Access – economic sustainability - scholarly communication – business models – scientific publishing - research evaluation – publication costs – research funding
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HS. Repositories.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HA. Periodicals, Newspapers.
Depositing user: Elena Giglia
Date deposited: 16 Jun 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/13216

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