Looking at Journals from Both Sides

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Norman E. Clark Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Allan G. Scherlen, Professor and Social Sciences Librarian (Contributor)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: The author describes his contrasting experiences with publishing an open access society journal and advising a regional association in regards to turning over publication of its journal to a major commercial publishing firm. Using his experience of producing an open access journal as a foundation, he argues for the intrinsic importance of establishing credibility and exercising personal care in the production and maintenance of a journal. The author argues that current efforts by some societies to increase access to their journals through outsourcing to commercial publishers may be counterproductive to the fundamental goal of disseminating knowledge.

Additional Information

Norman Clark (with Allan Scherlen, editor, Balance Point Column) Looking at Journals from Both Sides, Serials Review, Vol. 31, no. 4, December 2005, Pages 284-290. (ISSN: 0098-7913) Published by from Elsevier: doi:10.1016/j.serrev.2005.08.003
Language: English
Date: 2005

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