Measuring Openness and Evaluating Digital Academic Publishing Models: Not Quite the Same Business

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Giovanni De Grandis, Yrsa Neuman
Publisher: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library
Publication year: 2014
Journal: Journal of Electronic Publishing
Journal acronym: JEP
Volume number: 17
Issue number: 3
eISSN: 1080-2711


In this article we raise a problem, and we offer two practical contributions to its solution. The problem is that academic communities interested in digital publishing do not have adequate tools to help them in choosing a publishing model that suits their needs. We believe that excessive focus on Open Access (OA) has obscured some important issues; moreover exclusive emphasis on increasing openness has contributed to an agenda and to policies that show clear practical shortcomings. We believe that academic communities have different needs and priorities; therefore there cannot be a ranking of publishing models that fits all and is based on only one criterion or value.


Academic publishing, Budapest Open Access Initiative, Open Access, Scientific journals

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