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Open access publishing: What is world’s best practice?

Paull, John (2013) Open access publishing: What is world’s best practice? Journal of Organic Systems, 8 (1), pp. 2-4.

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Open access publishing delivers on the dream of centuries - the free and unfettered access to the written word. However there are shades of openness and the question raised is 'what is world's best practice for open access publishing?' Four criteria are proposed to generate a star rating for an open access journal - for ‘openness’ - with a star available for meeting each criterion, to a maximum of four. The open access criteria for scoring star ratings are: (1) There is no barrier to access for the reader; (2) It is free to the author/s; (3) Copyright is retained by the author/s; and (4) The paper can be freely distributed under licence. The Journal of Organic Systems 'ticks all the boxes' to rate as a four-star open access journal.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Subjects: Values, standards and certification
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Knowledge management
Research affiliation:Australia
Australia > University of Tasmania
Deposited By: Paull, Dr John
ID Code:22859
Deposited On:21 Jun 2013 07:02
Last Modified:21 Jun 2013 07:02
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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