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Economics and Quality Estimation of Open Access E-journals
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2005 (English)In: Svensk biblioteksforskning, ISSN 0284-4354, E-ISSN 1653-5235, Vol. 15, no 1, 32-45 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

In university libraries and the scholarly community, there is growing concern with the high costs ofscholarly journal publishing and a rising movement in favour of Open Access publishing. There aremany factors that will influence the success of non-profit and Open Access journals; economicpower, economic survival, political values, and status changes are only a few of these. This articleprovides a critical introduction to two of these areas – economic survival and status – in order toillustrate two important factors of Open Access survival. In particular focus is the idea of the valueof information and the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) as a potential measurement of journal quality. Itis argued that an institutional approach may add a broader perspective that may serve to contextualiseboth these ideas.

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Borås : Institutionen biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap/Bibliotekshögskolan , 2005. Vol. 15, no 1, 32-45 p.
Keyword [en]
scholarly publishing, Open Access, electronic journals, economics of information, scientometrics, Journal Impact Factor
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Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2183Local ID: 2320/2497OAI: diva2:870264
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