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    Open-Access publishing and scholarly communications in non-scientific disciplines

    Eve, Martin Paul (2015) Open-Access publishing and scholarly communications in non-scientific disciplines. Online Information Review 39 (5), pp. 717-732. ISSN 1468-4527.

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    Abstract

    - Purpose
: This article presents an overview of the current state of debates surrounding open access in non-STEM disciplines. - Design/methodology/approach: This article uses a selective literature review and discussion methodology to give a representative summary of the state of the art. - Findings: Non-STEM disciplines persistently lag behind scientific disciplines in their approach to open access, if the teleology towards open dissemination is accepted. This can be attributed to a variety of economic and cultural factors that centre on the problem of resource allocation with respect to quality. - Originality/value: This paper will be of value to policymakers, funders, academics and publishers. The original aspect of the paper pertains to the identification of an anxiety of irrelevance in the humanities disciplines and a focus on “quality” in open-access publishing debates.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Martin Paul Eve
    Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2015 10:18
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:36
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12272

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