Emerald | New Library World | A review of the Open Access concept in the UAE
peter.suber's bookmarks 2013-04-01
Abstract: This paper seeks to highlight the recent open access (OA) initiatives the United Arab Emirates (UAE)....The paper discusses literature about opportunities of recent OA initiatives in the UAE....The paper finds that the UAE open access initiatives may be the beginning of advances towards encouraging contributing to OA peer-reviewed article publication for enabling knowledge creation. The OA initiative appears to be a harbinger of things to come particularly at UAE institutions of higher learning where most of the academic research happens. For librarians, the time has come to be involved with the creation of institutional repositories as their roles evolve....The research is based on literature rather than a field study. This means an actual survey may be more informative in the future....