Re: Mandates: Practical Questions

From: Sally Morris <sally_at_MORRIS-ASSOCS.DEMON.CO.UK>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 13:15:11 +0100

When I looked at OA journals a few years ago I found that (a) they tended to
publish very little and (b) they seemed much more likely to disappear or
wither on the vine


When is a journal not a journal? A closer look at the DOAJ. Sally Morris,
Learned Publishing Vol 19: 1, pp73-6, Jan 2006. DOI
10.1087/095315106775122565 (Open Access)

Sally Morris
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-----Original Message-----
From: American Scientist Open Access Forum
Behalf Of Heather Morrison
Sent: 02 September 2010 05:12
Subject: Re: Mandates: Practical Questions

On 1-Sep-10, at 1:28 PM, Jan Velterop wrote:

Were academics at large capable of -- or interested in -- organising and
managing the publishing of their results, it would look very different and
likely be much cheaper.

Comment: Edgar and Willinsky (2010)'s survey of 998 journals using Open
Journal Systems found, among other things, that most of these journals are
scholar-led, and indeed, much cheaper, with an average cost of $188 per
article produced.

This is a small subset of the over 5,000 journals using OJS.

Heather Morrison, MLIS
PhD Student, SFU School of Communication
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