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    Open Access Publishing Models and How OA Can Work in the Humanities

    Eve, Martin Paul (2017) Open Access Publishing Models and How OA Can Work in the Humanities. Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology 43 (5),

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    Abstract

    Open access (OA) has been shaping and benefitting the scientific community for years now, but this new wave of disseminating research freely has not quite taken hold in the field of humanities. Though humanities publishers could also benefit from an OA model, many have been resistant, citing possible issues with plagiarism or appropriation of an author’s work for less than ideal uses. There are also challenges with the cost of publishing OA content, which for humanities could be much higher than in the scientific community due to the length of works produced. Some institutions have taken to charging authors to publish their content in an OA model, while others have opted for a membership structure or joining a consortium of other institutions, such as Knowledge Unlatched or the Open Library of Humanities. While many great strides have been taken to bring OA to humanities, there is still work to do to make the study of humanity accessible to all.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Martin Paul Eve
    Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 16:59
    Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 17:02
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18907

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