The #OpenAccess movement continues to evolve!
- history and rationale: publically funded research, growth of Internet.
- Traditional versus OA publishing: costs, access, online
- Benefits of OA: impact, reputation, internationalisation, global reach, return on tax $$$
Models: 2 main
Bibliometrics measure impact, or how many people are talking about your work. They don’t necessarily measure how good your work is, just how much it’s being mentioned.
When you're thinking about publishing in an Open Access (OA) journal, you want to avoid those awful journals that are just looking for your author fee, and won't actually give your research the credit or exposure that it deserves.
You've heard about Open Access and publishing, right? It's a big discussion point in research circles, hightened by the recent Cost of Knowlege campaign, during which researchers around the world pledged to boycott publishing bohemoth Elsevier.