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dc.contributor.authorFullard, Allison
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-14T08:17:07Z
dc.date.available2009-10-14T08:17:07Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationFullard, A. (2007) South African responses to open access publishing: A survey of the research community. South African Journal of Libraries & Information Science, 73(1):40-50.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10566/30
dc.description.abstractOpen access publishing offers wide benefits to the scholarly community and may also afford relief to financially embattled academic libraries. The progress of the open access model rests upon the acceptance and validation of open access journals and open archives or institutional repositories by the academic mainstream, particularly by publishing researchers. To what extent are the key actors in the South African research system aware of the advantages of open access? This article reports on the findings of a recent survey undertaken to assess the current awareness, concerns and depth of support for open access amongst local researchers, research managers and policy makers in South Africa. The study focuses on issues of quality, article or author charges and the established academic reward system. It concludes that within the prevailing framework, there is little prospect that academics would choose to publish within open access journals. Recommendations for advocacy by the library community are proposed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherLibrary & Information Association of South Africaen_US
dc.rightsThis file may be freely used for educational uses, as long as it is not altered in any way. Acknowledgement of the source should be given.
dc.subjectOpen accessen_US
dc.subjectResearch publicationen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.titleSouth African responses to Open Access publishing: A survey of the research communityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.inquiriesafullard@uwc.ac.za


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