[Irtalk] Costs and Benefits of Open Access: A Guide for Managers in Southern African Higher Education

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 12:17:30 SAST 2014

In most institutions, researchers will typically enter into a wide range of
publishing relationships with commercial and other publishing entities,
depending on disciplinary dynamics, considerations around journal reach and
impact, likelihood of acceptance, cost of publication, and other factors.
It is important that researchers feel empowered to make independent
decisions on what and where to publish, but institutional support is
required to manage payment and other logistical issues entailed in the
publishing process. Institutional support is also needed in the form of one
or more "champions" to take a decisive lead on delivering change.

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