[IRTalk] Impact of Social Sciences – Enabling authors to pay for open access – The Gold Open Access market and the role of an institutional central fund.

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 11:59:19 SAST 2016

Having tracked and analysed the usage data of one university’s central open
access fund over an eight year period, Stephen Pinfield shares findings
from a detailed case study of the paid-for Gold Open Access market.
Mandates, particularly if accompanied by funding, have played a very
important role in encouraging uptake of Gold OA. Communication was a
crucial factor in making potential users of the fund aware of its existence
and in helping to change perceptions of OA in general.

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