Research into open access science publishing
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
Abstract: Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of some issues and controversies surrounding arguments for research into open access. Design/methodology/approach – The paper begins with a brief investigation of some background on library, research into open access, questions and then considers three major public definitions of open access, types of open access journals currently available, history of open access, reasons for open access, public and advocacy, criticism of open access, publishing in an open access journal, users, research funders, and universities, libraries and librarians. Findings – As a matter of fact, the scholarly community is not yet completely aware of the potential of the open access web, both as a network of communication and a cradle for new tools for research practice. Research limitations/implications – Open access is a simple concept, but a complex one to achieve in reality. Originality/value – The way open access is viewed, either as a source of information or as a medium, affects the great multitude of players and interests involved.