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Humanioran och Open Access: en kvalitativ studie i drivkrafter och strategier hos litteraturvetare inför publicering
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
The Humanities and Open Access : a qualitative study of the motivations and strategies of literary scholars facing publication (English)
Abstract [en]

The natural sciences and the humanities are associated with different publishing patterns. Open Access publishing are mainly associated with the publishing patterns of the natural sciences. Many Swedish universities and research funders are proponents of Open Access publishing, what will that trend mean to the scholars with a publishing pattern not corresponding to Open Access? In this paper literary scholars are interviewed for the purpose of learning the motives and strategies which form their publishing pattern, and how they relate to Open Access publishing. The results show that literary scholars are less competitive and hold a more gentle knowledge-sharing ideal, than natural scientists. The drive to gain acknowledgment and the recognition of colleagues in order to collect academic capital as Bourdieu describes the academic field is still present though. The literary scholars publishes their materials to a greater degree than natural scientists in a variety of formats, such as cultural magazines, books, Festschrifts and book reviews. They value the exchange of information with non-academics as well as colleagues. However, increased focus on productivity measured in cited articles are threatening their non-academic publishing. Open Access offers a way of keeping the information exchange with nonacademics, while still enabling publishing in academic journals. The study results show that the low degree of Open Access publishing among literary scholars are due to their assessment of what type of publication will lead the most efficient publishing, that it is a practical decision even though the Open Access ideals are appealing to the scholars.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2012.
Series
Kandidatuppsats ; 2012:55
Keywords [en]
Litteraturvetenskap, Open Access, Parallellpublicering
Keywords [sv]
Publiceringsmönster, Attityder
National Category
Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-16647Local ID: 2320/11116OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-16647DiVA, id: diva2:1308535
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