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"Impact can come in many guises" : en kvalitativ studie om forskares erfarenheter av parallellpublicering
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Self-archiving as a way to provide open access to research publications is gaining ground in the area of scholarly publishing. An increasing number of research funders and universities are mandating open access for output associated with their research, which calls for evaluation of the effects of the phenomenon.

This two years master’s thesis aims to investigate researchers’ experiences of self-archiving. A qualitative web survey was conducted and answered by 41 researchers from several different countries, and a vast majority of the respondents concur with the principle of open access. Although self-archiving shows not to be a guarantee of increased impact for the single researcher, the study shows that might be the case. The results attest that self-archiving can generate for example increased number of collaboration, comments in social media and stronger professional profile, as well as a sense of personal progress. The results illuminate an ongoing change in scholarly communications as self-archiving shows to enable a more flexible and informal communication of research material.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 530
Keyword [en]
Open access, Open access publishing, Scholarly communication, Scientists, Sweden
Keyword [sv]
vetenskaplig publicering, open access-publicering, gåvoekonomi, forskare, Sverige
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-154670Local ID: 530OAI: diva2:421564
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-06-13 Created: 2011-06-09 Last updated: 2014-06-17Bibliographically approved

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