Bulletin June/July 2012:Open Access to the Scientific Journal Literature – Status and Challenges for the Information Systems Community

abernard102@gmail.com 2012-06-08


Use the link to access the full text article from the June/July 2012 “Bulletin” published by The American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). A summary of the article reads as follows: “Since the 1990s, the aim of open access (OA) has been to enhance scholarly communication by delivering scientific publications on the Internet without fees or restrictions. Adoption of the gold model of OA, electronic access to publishers' scientific journals at no cost, has been slow in the United States and the United Kingdom, even if authors pay an extra OA charge. The more successful route has been green OA, publishing the original or modified versions on authors' personal home pages or in institutional or subject-specific repositories. In a 2008 sample of science disciplines, Bjork found 20.4% were provided OA, with 8.5% on publishers' sites. For information systems articles published in 2009, 21.3% were OA but a mere 0.6% on publishers' sites, the gold model. Of OA articles, 8% were published on domain repositories, 32.7% in institutional repositories, and 59% on other websites. Broad expansion of OA will depend on greater author awareness and wider platform access, and publishers must adopt international bibliographic metadata and standardized author identification.”




08/16/2012, 06:08

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Date tagged:

06/08/2012, 13:29

Date published:

06/08/2012, 13:49