Scholarly communication and open access : research communities and their publishing patterns [New Trends in Scholarly Communication : how do Authors of different research communities consider OA?]

Comba, Valentina and Vignocchi, Marialaura Scholarly communication and open access : research communities and their publishing patterns [New Trends in Scholarly Communication : how do Authors of different research communities consider OA?]., 2005 . In Satellite Meeting n.17: Open access: the option for the future!?, Oslo (Norway), 13th August 2005. (In Press) [Conference paper]


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At the time of the Budapest Declaration, self-archiving supporters looked like a revolutionary, "anti-commercial publishers" movement. Today, after some years debate (and technological innovation in research and scientific e-publishing), antagonist positions are able to compromise and consider the tradeoffs. What is really changing in the Authors' attitude towards institutional or disciplinary repositories, and peer reviewed open access journals? Many recent papers have investigated these topics. From these sources we can note that Biomedical Authors behave differently from Physicists, Astronomers and Mathematicians, who have been using open archives for such a long time. Therefore we intend to analyze these different trends in the diverse communities. Several aspects also deserve a careful attention: the role of new OA journals in evaluation processes (i.e. their impact and citations), implementation and maintenance costs of institutional repositories, the evolution of bibliometric indicators. We intend also to discuss the role of libraries in service innovation and e-publishing promotion. The main areas where a key role may be played are: institutional repository management and users' training, the promotion of OA journals and information about evaluation methods (both qualitative and quantitative). We think that the transition towards new communication models may be a great opportunity that libraries have to be ready to support.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Scholarly communication, Research evaluation, Biomedical Authors, Evidence Based Medicine, Open access journals, E-publishing, Institutional repositories, ISI Impact Factors, Self-archiving, Open archives
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CB. User studies.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DK. Health libraries, Medical libraries.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: Valentina Comba
Date deposited: 06 Mar 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:02


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