Open Access Publishing: A Literature Review

CREATe Working Paper 2014/1, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8381, Online

219 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2015 Last revised: 26 Jan 2019

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Giancarlo Frosio

Université de Strasbourg - CEIPI; Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Date Written: January 1, 2014

Abstract

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 perspectives on OAP. It is also aimed at mapping the field of academic publishing in the UK and abroad, drawing specifically upon the experiences of CREATe industry partners as well as other initiatives such as SSRN, open source software, and Creative Commons. As a final critical goal, this scoping study will identify any meaningful gaps in the relevant literature with a view to developing further research questions. The results of this scoping exercise will then be presented to relevant industry and academic partners at a workshop intended to assist in further developing the critical research questions pertinent to OAP.

Note: This release was supported by the RCUK funded Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe), AHRC Grant Number AH/K000179/1.

Keywords: open access publishing, open access, copyright, cultural economics, history of knowledge, gift economy

Suggested Citation

Frosio, Giancarlo, Open Access Publishing: A Literature Review (January 1, 2014). CREATe Working Paper 2014/1, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8381, Online. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2697412 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2697412

Giancarlo Frosio (Contact Author)

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Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society ( email )

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