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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Correlation between self-archiving in subject repositories and IRs

Jingfeng Xia, A Comparison of Subject and Institutional Repositories in Self-archiving Practices, Journal of Academic Librarianship, November 2008. Only this abstract is OA, at least so far:
The disciplinary culture theory presumes that if a scholar has been familiar with self-archiving through an existing subject-based repository, this scholar will be more enthusiastic about contributing his/her research to an institutional repository than one who has not had the experience. To test the theory, this article examines self-archiving practices of a group of physicists in both a subject repository and an institutional repository. It does not find a correlation between a disciplinary culture and self-archiving practices.

Update (1/5/09). Also see Stevan Harnad's comments.

Update (1/8/09). Xia has now self-archived an OA edition of this article.