Scholarly Journals in Museum Studies: A Current Snapshot

East, John W. Scholarly Journals in Museum Studies: A Current Snapshot., 2016 [Preprint]

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A study was made of twenty-one currently published, peer reviewed, English-language journals in museum studies. These journals were examined in terms of their mode of publication (whether online only, print and online, or print only), barriers to access (whether open access or paid access), and coverage in databases. The results demonstrate that most of the current journal literature in museum studies is available online, and it is well indexed in the discovery services of certain libraries and in Google Scholar. However there is open access to only a minority of this literature.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: museum studies; scholarly journals; open access; Google scholar
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HA. Periodicals, Newspapers.
Depositing user: John W. East
Date deposited: 10 Dec 2016 18:18
Last modified: 10 Dec 2016 18:18


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