Open and Shut: Open Access in Hybrid Educational Technology Journals 2010 – 2017

The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

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Title Open and Shut: Open Access in Hybrid Educational Technology Journals 2010 – 2017
 
Creator Costello, Eamon
Farrelly, Tom
Murphy, Tony
 
Subject publishing
gold open access
open scholarship
open access
educational technology research
open education
 
Description Little is known about open access publishing in educational technology journals that employ a hybrid model which charges authors only if they wish to publish via gold open access. In this study we sought to address this gap in the scholarly understanding of open access publishing in hybrid journals that publish research into the intersection of education and technology. We analysed three categories of article access types: gold, green, and limited access, and collected data on their prevalence in the seven-year period from 2010-2017 across 29 journals. Data was gathered from Scopus, Unpaywall, Sherpa RoMEO, and via manual searches of the journal websites, resulting in a dataset comprising the metadata of 8,479 articles. Our findings highlight that most research remains locked behind paywalls, that open access publishing through legal means is a minority activity for the scholars involved, and that the complexity and costs of legal open access publishing in these journals may be inhibiting the accessibility of research to readers.
 
Publisher Athabasca University Press
 
Date 2020-01-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed, double-blind
 
Format text/html
application/epub+zip
application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/4383
10.19173/irrodl.v20i5.4383
 
Source The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning; Vol. 21 No. 1 (2020); 113-134
1492-3831
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/4383/5271
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/4383/5293
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/4383/5294
 
Rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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