Open access to scientific research: where are we and where are we going? Facts and figures on the occasion of the 2010 Open Access Week (October 18-24)

Giglia, Elena Open access to scientific research: where are we and where are we going? Facts and figures on the occasion of the 2010 Open Access Week (October 18-24). European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 2010, vol. 46, n. 3, pp. 461-469. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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This contribution is aimed at presenting a sort of “state of the art” of Open Access on the occasion of the 2010 international Open Access Week, to be held from October 18 to October 24. We shall see facts and figures about open archives and the mandates to deposit; about Open Access journals; about impact and citation advantages for the researchers, and about economic sustainability.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Open Access, Open Access Week 2010,
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
Depositing user: Elena Giglia
Date deposited: 20 Oct 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:17
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/14980

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[30] See respectively Costs and Benefits of Research Communication: The Dutch Situation, available at http://www.surffoundation.nl/en/publicaties/Pages/CostsandBenefitsofOpenAccessPublicationlTheDutchSituation.aspx; and Costs and Benefits of Alternative Publishing Models: Denmark, available at http://www.knowledge-exchange.info/Admin/Public/DWSDownload.aspx?File=%2fFiles%2fFiler%2fdownloads%2fDK_Costs_and_benefits_of_alternative_publishing_models.pdf.

[31] Swan, A. Modelling Scholarly Communication Options: Costs and benefits for universities. Project Report, 2010, available at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/programmerelated/2010/howtoopenaccess.aspx.

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