Saturday, August 25, 2007

LIS literature and the gold road

LIS literature is well on the way on the gold road (full open access publishing). Already, 30% of LIS journals are fully open access; and, even more encouraging, it seems that the more recent the journal, the more likely it is open access. In fact, since 2000, full open access publishing as defined by the Directory of Open Access Journals is the dominant mode for LIS publishing, with the extent of dominance growing the more recent the start year. For example, in 2006 Uhlrich's records 9 new LIS scholarly journals, DOAJ 8, for a percentage of 88% OA.

For more details, please see my OA Librarian blogpost: LIS Literature and the Gold Road: Already 30% There!, and my open data spreadsheet LIS Literature and the Gold Road.

A research partner to work with me on this approach to OA research would be welcome.

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