[Irtalk] Publishing in Open Access increases usage and has no effect on book sales

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Feb 14 06:20:56 SAST 2014

Open Access publishing has no negative effect on book sales, and increases
online usage and discovery considerably. This is one of the conclusions of
OAPEN-NL, a project exploring Open Access monograph publishing in the
Netherlands. OAPEN-NL’s final report, published yesterday, gives
recommendations for research funders, libraries, publishers and authors.

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