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Monday, June 04, 2007

Chinese journal editors on OA

Xiaorong Shao, Perceptions of Open Access Publishing among Academic Journal Editors in China, Serials Review, June 2007.  Only this abstract is free online, at least so far:

Open access publishing is examined from the perspective of academic journal editors in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. In addition to providing background information on academic publishing in China, the author incorporates interviews with two editors from open access and four from traditional subscription-based journals in the region. The editors share their general views on Chinese academic publishing and reflect on how open access has or could affect their publications. The editors comment on such issues as the economic viability of open access publishing in China and the potential benefits and challenges faced by Chinese academic journal editors who pursue open access.