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Sunday, January 30, 2005

OA journal publishing: successes and issues

Lynne Horwood and Shirley Sullivan, The Open Access model of research publishing, a preprint. An unusually detailed and careful survey of the issues. Abstract: 'New models of research publication have been developing in recent years. Examples include the open access journal model (such as BioMed Central (BMC)) and Public Library of Science (PLoS)), and growth in number and content of institutional and subject based repositories. Open access publishing, in particular, has made spectacular inroads over the past 12 months. The paper will discuss features of open access journal publishing, the benefits they offer to academic institutions and the responses from the publishing, library and academic communities.'