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Title:An Examination of Library and Information Studies Faculty Experience with and Attitudes toward Open Access Scholarly Publishing
Author(s):Proferes, Nicholas John; Peekhaus, Wilhelm
Subject(s):information policy and open access
informetrics and scholarly communication
quantitative analyses including statistics
Abstract:Open access (OA) scholarly publishing has grown steadily in academia for the past few decades as an alternative to traditional subscription-based journal publishing, particularly as concerns mount over the affordability of periodicals. This poster presents an initial analysis of a systematic survey of North American Library and Information Science (LIS) faculty attitudes towards and experiences with OA publishing. This work demonstrates that a majority of LIS faculty do agree that major changes need to be made to the current state of scholarly communication, and that a majority of LIS faculty see OA journals as comparable to traditional, subscription based peer-reviewed journals. However, OA publication behaviors are not equal across faculty rank, and tenure track faculty are not publishing in OA journals at the same rate as their tenured colleagues. Tenure-track faculty also have higher rates of indicating they believe promotion/tenure committees will evaluate OA journal publications as less favorable than traditional, subscription based peer-reviewed journals. The findings from this study raise important questions about overcoming barriers to OA participation.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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