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ERIC Number: EJ1050457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1368-1613
A Bibliometric Study of Scholarly Articles Published by Library and Information Science Authors about Open Access
Grandbois, Jennifer; Beheshti, Jamshid
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, v19 n4 Dec 2014
Introduction: This study aims to gain a greater understanding of the development of open access practices amongst library and information science authors, since their role is integral to the success of the broader open access movement. Method: Data were collected from scholarly articles about open access by library and information science authors from 2003 until 2011 found in the Library and Information Science Abstracts database. Analysis: A bibliometric approach is taken for the information gathered from 203 articles. Excel and SPSS were used to derive descriptive statistics and correlations. Results: Overall an open access rate of 60% was found, which was lower than expected considering 94% of these articles appeared to endorse open access. Conclusions: Although these results show a higher open access rate than previous studies, and a linear growth of open access publications over the years, there is still a large gap between theory and practice which needs to be addressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Algeria; Australia; Canada; China; Croatia; Denmark; France; Germany; Greece; India; Iran; Japan; Malaysia; Netherlands; New Zealand; Nigeria; Norway; Peru; Philippines; Portugal; Slovenia; South Africa; South Korea; Spain; Sweden; Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom; United States
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