Open Access Journals & Academics' Behaviour
Matteo Migheli () and
Giovanni Ramello ()
IEL Working Papers from Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS
The rising star of scholarly publishing is Open Access. Even some traditional journals now offer this option on author payment, and many full freely accessible journals are now available to scholars, providing relief to research institutions increasingly unable to afford the escalating subscription rates of serials. However, proper recognition of full Open Access journals by the community remains a major obstacle to overcome if they are to become a viable alternative for scholarly communication. Through a survey, this work investigates economics scholars’ attitudes to OA, and attempts to outline the state of practices and norms governing individuals’ publication choices.
Keywords: Open Access; Scholarly Communication; Research; Journals (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L17 L86 O33 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Open Access Journals & Academics’ Behaviour (2014)
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