In this study, researchers surveyed academic librarians about their open access publishing practices. This analysis explores approaches to journal selection, awareness of open access options, and self-archiving practices. Fifty percent of the librarians in this study considered free open access when selecting a potential journal for publication, but a journal's fit to the topic and peer review were higher priorities. Findings indicate that, although many librarians publish in open access journals or take advantage of institutional repositories, there are still barriers to publishing in open access journals, including article processing charges, the tenure and promotion culture, and uncertainty around intellectual property rights.
Johns Hopkins University Press
Neville, T., & Crampsie, C. (2019). From Journal Selection to Open Access: Practices among Academic Librarian Scholars. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 19(4), 591-613. doi:10.1353/pla.2019.0037
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