Posted by: bluesyemre | March 22, 2016

Getting noticed in an #OpenAccess world


One consequence of the rise of open access publishing has been a re-examination of the concept of accessibility. Charlie Rapple is interviewed by Chris Kenneally of Copyright Clearance Center.

Those authors, institutions, funders and publishers that care about open access often aspire to reach as wide an audience as possible. This means finding ways to efficiently and effectively broaden the discoverability and penetrability of publications, without diverting too much time from other research activities and priorities.

Availability vs. Accessibility

One of the most popular talking points in any open access debate is the appropriateness of scholarly and scientific publications for non-specialist audiences. Support for open access has, in part, been built on the premise that taxpayers should be able to access the research that is funded by their taxes; on the other hand, some doubt that taxpayers can understand the works being made available to them.

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