Open Access Publishing
- Frank Scholze ()
18. Open Access Publishing: what publishers offer, what scientists want. Final results from the SOAP projects
Dr Salvatore Mele (CERN)
The SOAP (Study of Open Access Publishing) project investigated the supply of and demand for Open Access (OA) journals, as well as the experiences of scholars with this new publication paradigm. On the supply side, SOAP compiled data on existing OA journals, finding they publish around 8% of the yearly total of scholarly articles, in many case with extremely high-quality, and a somewhat...
Mrs Barbara Kalumenos (STM) , Mr Christoph Bruch (MPG)
PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research), supported by the EC eContent+ programme, investigates the effects of the large-scale, systematic depositing of authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts on reader access, author visibility, and journal viability, as well as on the broader ecology of European research. The project is a collaboration of publishers, repositories and...
Mr Mark Patterson (PLoS)
The use of online media is allowing the processes of scholarly communication to be reinvented and re-engineered. Open access to research information is a key first step because it removes all barriers to the access and reuse of the information, thereby maximizing its impact. At PLoS, the initial focus has therefore been to establish a successful and sustainable open-access publishing...