Academic authors, scholarly publishing and open access in Australia

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105186
Title:
Academic authors, scholarly publishing and open access in Australia
Author:
Kennan, Mary Anne
Citation:
Academic authors, scholarly publishing and open access in Australia 2007-04, 20(2):138-146 Learned Publishing
Journal:
Learned Publishing
Issue Date:
Apr-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105186
Submitted date:
2009-01-14
Abstract:
This paper briefly describes the rapidly changing research evaluation and funding landscape in Australian universities, specifically in relation to open access and institutional repositories. Recent announcements indicate that funding and evaluation bodies are becoming increasingly concerned that publicly funded research be made publicly available. The paper then reports a survey of all levels of academic staff plus research students at one Australian university conducted in May 2006, prior to the introduction of an institutional repository. The survey, in line with previously reported surveys, found that while there was a high level of engagement with scholarly publishing, there was a low level of awareness of, or concern with, either open access ("green" or "gold") or the roles repositories can play in increasing accessibility of research. Practically, this indicates that much work needs to be done within this university to increase knowledge of, and change behaviours with regard to, open access and repositories if the university and its academics are to make the most of new funding requirements and research evaluation processes.
Type:
Journal (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Scholarly Communication
Local subject classification:
Scholarly publishing; Open Access; Institutional repositories

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKennan, Mary Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-14T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:21:12Z-
dc.date.issued2007-04en_US
dc.date.submitted2009-01-14en_US
dc.identifier.citationAcademic authors, scholarly publishing and open access in Australia 2007-04, 20(2):138-146 Learned Publishingen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105186-
dc.description.abstractThis paper briefly describes the rapidly changing research evaluation and funding landscape in Australian universities, specifically in relation to open access and institutional repositories. Recent announcements indicate that funding and evaluation bodies are becoming increasingly concerned that publicly funded research be made publicly available. The paper then reports a survey of all levels of academic staff plus research students at one Australian university conducted in May 2006, prior to the introduction of an institutional repository. The survey, in line with previously reported surveys, found that while there was a high level of engagement with scholarly publishing, there was a low level of awareness of, or concern with, either open access ("green" or "gold") or the roles repositories can play in increasing accessibility of research. Practically, this indicates that much work needs to be done within this university to increase knowledge of, and change behaviours with regard to, open access and repositories if the university and its academics are to make the most of new funding requirements and research evaluation processes.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectScholarly Communicationen_US
dc.subject.otherScholarly publishingen_US
dc.subject.otherOpen Accessen_US
dc.subject.otherInstitutional repositoriesen_US
dc.titleAcademic authors, scholarly publishing and open access in Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalLearned Publishingen_US
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