Scholarly Associations and the Economic Viability of Open Access Publishing

  • Karen Meijer-Kline
  • John Willinsky

Abstract

The information landscapes within which scholars work is undergoing a seismic shift. The computer monitor that rises out of the photocopy stacks, piles of journals, clippings and correspondence, now offers a new, rich vein of information that seems destined to eventually overwhelm the traditional trappings of desktops, filing cabinets, and bookshelves. After little more than a decade of Internet publishing, two?thirds of academic journals provide online access, while more than 1,000 peer?reviewed journals are published solely in digital form (Tenopir and King, 2001). Faculty and students are increasingly writing with their browsers open to online research sources.

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Published
2017-10-23