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Comparative study of characteristics of authors between open access and non-open access journals in library and information science

Published on Jan 1, 2017in Library & Information Science Research1.43
· DOI :10.1016/j.lisr.2017.01.002
Yu-Wei Chang7
Estimated H-index: 7
(NTU: National Taiwan University)
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• Differences in author characteristics are confirmed between OA and non-OA journals in LIS
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Published on Jan 1, 2016in Journal of Scholarly Publishing1.27
Trevan Hatch1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Antonius Skipper1
Estimated H-index: 1
Demonstrating research activity and a productive publishing record is crucial for landing a tenure-track position after graduation. What does it mean, however, to be productive in publishing? How many manuscripts have PhD students who landed tenure-track positions published in recent years? The purpose of this study is to explore publishing productivity of PhD students in the United States in four social science disciplines: political science, psychology, social work/family science, and sociolog...
Published on Oct 1, 2015in Journal of Information Science2.33
Wilhelm Peekhaus5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UWM: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee),
Nicholas Proferes6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UWM: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee)
This paper presents the inferential analysis of a systematic survey of North American library and information science LIS faculty awareness of, attitudes towards and experience with open-access scholarly publishing. The study reveals that engagement with open access is related to faculty rank and perceptions about tenure and promotion committee assessments of open-access publications. The perceived constraints of the tenure and promotion system within the academy impact LIS faculty engagement wi...
Published on Sep 3, 2015in Publications
Amy Forrester1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UT: University of Tennessee)
Abstract: The library and information science (LIS) community has an active role in supporting access to information and, therefore, is an important stakeholder in the open access conversation. One major discussion involves the barriers that have hindered the complete transition to open access in scientific publications. Building upon a longitudinal study by Bo-Christer Bjork that looked at barr iers to the open access publishing of scholarly articles, this study evaluates the discussion of thos...
Published on Sep 1, 2015in The Journal of Academic Librarianship1.61
Yu-Wei Chang7
Estimated H-index: 7
(NTU: National Taiwan University)
Abstract This study focused on librarian authors of open access articles in the field of library and information science (LIS). Of 19 LIS OA journals and 1819 research articles published between 2008 and 2013, half of the authors (55.6%) worked in libraries and approximately one third were researchers (33.5%). No appreciable changes were observed in the annual distributions of authors' occupations. Regarding the types of collaboration, 53.7% of all articles were coauthored and primarily resulted...
Published on Apr 1, 2015in Scientometrics2.77
William H. Walters11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Manhattan College),
Esther I. Wilder9
Estimated H-index: 9
(CUNY: City University of New York)
This study identifies the top individual contributors to 31 LIS journals from 2007 to 2012, both worldwide (all disciplines) and among four groups: LIS faculty in the US and Canada, LIS faculty in the UK, LIS faculty in other countries, and librarians worldwide. The distribution of authorship is highly skewed. Although more than 9,800 authors (86.4 %) each contributed no more than a single article over the six-year period, the top 50 authors (0.4 %) each contributed eight or more articles, with ...
Published on Jan 1, 2015in Information Development1.26
Yared Mammo3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Haramaya University),
Patrick Ngulube16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UNISA: University of South Africa)
Libraries in higher learning institutions (HLIs) of Ethiopia have been providing electronic information (e-information) resources to users such as academics through different access models, including open access. Nonetheless, little is known about the academics’ attitudes toward open access journals. The study triangulated qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. Data were obtained through questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Out of 768 academics from seven selected univer...
Published on Jan 1, 2014
Giancarlo Frosio3
Estimated H-index: 3
Within the context of the Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe) research scope, this literature review investigates the current trends, advantages, disadvantages, problems and solutions, opportunities and barriers in Open Access Publishing (OAP), and in particular Open Access (OA) academic publishing. This study is intended to scope and evaluate current theory and practice concerning models for OAP and engage with intellectual, legal and economic perspecti...
Published on Oct 22, 2013
Dietmar Wolfram17
Estimated H-index: 17
(UWM: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee)
Published on Oct 4, 2013in Library and Information Research
Michelle Dalton5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UCD: University College Dublin)
With increasing volumes of research output and the continued emergence of new publishing venues, scholarly publishing has become a crowded landscape. This study analyses the factors that influence LIS authors when selecting a journal for submission, and in particular the significance of open access (OA) options and bibliometric indicators in this decision-making process. An online questionnaire with Likert scales was used to collect and rank the preferences and attitudes of LIS professionals. As...
Published on Jul 1, 2013in Journal of Informetrics3.88
David J. Solomon19
Estimated H-index: 19
(MSU: Michigan State University),
Mikael Laakso11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Hanken School of Economics),
Bo-Christer Björk29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Hanken School of Economics)
The study documents the growth in the number of journals and articles along with the increase in normalized citation rates of open access (OA) journals listed in the Scopus bibliographic database between 1999 and 2010. Longitudinal statistics on growth in journals/articles and citation rates are broken down by funding model, discipline, and whether the journal was launched or had converted to OA. The data were retrieved from the websites of SCIMago Journal and Country Rank (journal/article count...
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Published on Jun 25, 2019in Scientometrics2.77
Rongying Zhao4
Estimated H-index: 4
(WHU: Wuhan University),
Xu Wang (WHU: Wuhan University)
This paper makes an evaluation and comparison of influence on international Open Access (OA) between China and USA. First, Chinese and American OA journals are taken as an example. Second, combining traditional citation indicators with altmetrics indicators, a process of influence evaluation and comparison model on Chinese and American OA journals is constructed. Third, an evaluation indicator system of OA journals from two dimensions of academic influence and societal influence is constructed t...
Published on Jul 22, 2019in Journal of Information Science2.33
Wilhelm Peekhaus5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UWM: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee)
This article presents results from a survey of faculty in North American Library and Information Studies (LIS) schools about their attitudes towards and experience with open-access publishing. As a...
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