Publishing in Discipline-Specific Open Access Journals: Opportunities and Outreach for Librarians

  • Robert Tomaszewski, Sonia Poulin, Karen I. MacDonald
  • The Journal of Academic Librarianship, January 2013, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2012.11.008

Publishing in Discipline-Specific Open Access Journals: Opportunities and Outreach for Librarians

What is it about?

Open access (OA) journals promote the opportunity for peer-reviewed journal articles to be freely accessible. In recent years, the number of OA journals has exploded in all disciplines. The present study explores the presence of discipline-specific pedagogical journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and presents a table of OA journals with their acceptance rates and review times.

Why is it important?

Previous studies have identified print-based pedagogical discipline-specific journals outside the field of Library and Information Science (LIS) for librarians to consider as vehicles for publishing articles related to subject-based Information Literacy (IL). Pedagogical OA journals are highlighted as a potential opportunity for librarians to pro-actively reach out to faculty within a discipline and contribute towards the OA movement.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2012.11.008

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