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Open Access, Social Norms & Publication Choice

Matteo Migheli () and Giovanni Ramello ()

IEL Working Papers from Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to shed light on scholarly communication and its current trajectories by examining academics’ perception of Open Access, while also providing a reference case for studying social norm change. In this respect, the issue of publication choice and the role of Open Access journals casts light on the changes affecting the scientific community and its institutional arrangements for validating and circulating new research. The empirical investigation conducted also offers a useful vantage point for gauging the importance of localised social norms in guiding and constraining behaviour.

Keywords: Open Access; Scholarly Publication; Social Norms; Academics' Behavior; Economics of Science (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: K19 Z13 O33 L17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cul, nep-law, nep-soc and nep-sog
Date: 2013-02
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