How open is open access research in Library and Information Science?

South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science

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Title How open is open access research in Library and Information Science?
 
Creator Chilimo, Wanyenda Leonard
Onyancha, Omwoyo Bosire
 
Subject Open Access self-archiving; LIS journals
 
Description The study investigates Library and Information Science (LIS) journals that published research articles between 2003 and 2013, which were about open access (OA) and were indexed in LIS databases. The purpose was to investigate the journals’ OA policies, ascertain the degree to which these policies facilitate OA to publications, and investigate whether such texts are also available as OA. The results show that literature growth in the domain has been significant, with a total of 1,402 articles produced during the eleven years under study. The OA policies of the fifty-six journals that published the highest number of articles were analysed. The results show that most articles (404; 41%) were published in hybrid journals, whereas 272 (29.7%) appeared in OA journals. Some 143 (53%) of the articles published in hybrid journals were available as green OA copies. In total, 602 (66%) of all the articles published were available as OA. The results show that the adoption of OA for research articles on that very subject is somewhat higher than in other fields. The study calls on LIS professionals to be conversant with the OA policies of the various journals that may publish their research.
 
Publisher LIASA
 
Contributor University of South Africa
 
Date 2018-08-19
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1710
10.7553/84-1-1710
 
Source South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science; Vol 84, No 1 (2018)
2304-8263
0256-8861
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1710/1488
http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/downloadSuppFile/1710/135
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science
 

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