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Open-Access Journals: Idealism and Oppertunism

Open-Access Journals: Idealism and Oppertunism (Paperback)

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Offering the promise of sharing scholarship, open-access journals have become widespread in recent years; but so have misunderstandings about such journals, fueled by a lack of actual data. This issue of Library Technology Reports will help you look beyond the Directory of Open Access Journals, offering tools for a more substantive evaluation.It shows the state of gold open access (OA), including the percentage of journals that require author-side fees as well as the percentage of articles published by those journals. Break-out data on publishing activity by academic discipline is also included, enabling you to tailor your approach according to subject area. A handy 14-step checklist of evaluation criteria will help you identify questionable journals in five minutes' time.

Reference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksAutomation of library & information processesReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference worksSerials, periodicals, abstracts, indexesReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesLibrary & information services Publisher: American Library Association Publication Date: 24/08/2015 ISBN-13: 9780838959695  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Walt Crawford is an internationally recognized writer and speaker on libraries, technology, policy and media. Author of numerous books, articles, and columns, he is also the creator, writer and publisher of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large, an ejournal on the intersections of libraries, policy, technology and media published monthly since 2001. He maintains a blog on these and other issues, Walt at Random. His honors include the LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science, the ALCTS/Blackwell Scholarship Award, and the Gale Group Online Excellence in Information Authorship Award. He has been a senior analyst at RLG for more than four decades.

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