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Adoption of open access is rising - but so too are its costs

Pinfield, Stephen and Johnson, Rob (2018) Adoption of open access is rising - but so too are its costs. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (22 Jan 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Options available to authors to make their work open access are on the rise. Adoption of open access itself is also rising, and usage of open-access materials is similarly increasing. However, alongside rising access levels another, less positive rise can also be observed: the costs of open access are increasing and at a rate considerably above inflation. Stephen Pinfield and Rob Johnson outline some of the key findings of the recent Monitoring the Transition to Open Access report, offer their own personal reflection on some of the policy challenges it presents, and suggest some possible ways forward for policymakers looking to control costs without dampening growth of OA.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 14:18
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2020 23:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88427

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