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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

OA news in sociology

The Intute social sciences blog reviews some recent OA developments in sociology.  Excerpt:

The number of sociology and interdisciplinary open access journals and newsletters continues to grow in 2007. The Urban Theory and Research (UTR) Study Group of the British Sociological Association have just launched their Newsletter The Word, available in pdf format. Medical Sociology News (MSN) has now been replaced by Medical Sociology Online (MSo) and the first issue of this free access British Sociological Association publication is now available.

Last week the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (JASSS) published its tenth anniversary issue. At present it has over 90,000 web page reads every month.

Wikis are a new social science resource. January this year saw the launch of Critical Realism Wiki. It incorporates feeds from online activities relating to the subject as well as reference and event information.

Some new subscription based sociology journals for 2007 include Cultural Sociology, Environmental Communication and International Political Sociology

Intute: Sociology provides a list of the best open access publications. Filter your search by the resource type “Journals- full-text” under each of the browse headings.