The Criteria for Open Access

Goodman, David The Criteria for Open Access. Serials Review, 2004, vol. 30, n. 4, pp. 258-270. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Each proposal for Open Access (OA) has its unique combination of features; each argument for or against OA focuses on particular features or criteria. This article is intended to discuss these criteria, both individually and also as each of them contributes to the different proposals for OA. Evaluation of the proposals themselves is not attempted. This discussion is intended to be of value to the supporters of OA, in choosing which plan to adopt, and to those opposed to OA, in showing where the weaknesses do and do not lie. In other words, this article intends to improve the level of factual understanding in the ongoing discussions.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Open Access, Open Archives, Scholarly Publishing, Scholarly Communication
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HN. e-journals.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > ED. Intellectual property: author's rights, ownership, copyright, copyleft, open access.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
Depositing user: David Goodman
Date deposited: 02 Apr 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:00


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