Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Scholar attitudes toward OA journals

From today's Chronicle of Higher Education

Scholars Favor Open-Access Journals, but Some Say Quality and Fees Are Concerns

By Josh Fischman

A new survey of nearly 40,000 scholars across the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences shows that almost 90 percent of them believe open-access journals are good for the research community and the individual researcher. But charges for publishing and the perception that open-access journals are of lower quality than traditional publications deter scholars from the open-access route, according to the Study of Open Access Publishing report, by an international team of researchers.
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