Open Access: Unlocking the Value of Scientific Research

Johnson, Richard K. Open Access: Unlocking the Value of Scientific Research. Journal of Library Administration, 2004, vol. 42, n. 2, pp. 107-124. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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New information and communications technologies are changing the way publishers and librarians view the dissemination and availability of scholarly research. When research results are available widely and freely, science advances most effectively. Due to this and the fact that journal prices are inordinately high, open access in the scientific journal publishing industry has come to the foreground as a widely anticipated cost-reducing option.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: open access, scholarly societies, Budapest Open Access Initiative, scientific publishing
Subjects: 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
B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: Richard K Johnson
Date deposited: 02 Dec 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:02


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