Hybrid OA journals: A progression or a destination?

Weber, Dana Hybrid OA journals: A progression or a destination?, 2009 [Preprint]

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The proliferation of open access journals has provided authors of scholarly works a choice in how their works are published and archived. In doing so, open access journals have become competition for the mainstream so-called “toll access” journals. Some of these traditional journals have realized the potential of offering authors and institutions open access options and thus formed hybrid open access journals. This article will examine in detail exactly what a hybrid “Open Access” journal is and whether or not it qualifies as truly offering an “open” choice for authors. It will also determine the reasons that toll access journals have gone hybrid and it will take a look at how successful they are. Lastly the article will explore the impact that hybrid journals have on the open movement to determine whether they support it or undermine it.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: hybrid journals, hybrid open access, hybrid publishing
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
E. Publishing and legal issues.
Depositing user: Dana Weber
Date deposited: 09 Nov 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:15
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/13744

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