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Riding the wave of open access : providing library research support for scholarly publishing literacy

Zhao, Linlin 2014, Riding the wave of open access : providing library research support for scholarly publishing literacy, Australian academic & research libraries, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 3-18, doi: 10.1080/00048623.2014.882873.

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Title Riding the wave of open access : providing library research support for scholarly publishing literacy
Author(s) Zhao, LinlinORCID iD for Zhao, Linlin orcid.org/0000-0001-7288-5635
Journal name Australian academic & research libraries
Volume number 45
Issue number 1
Start page 3
End page 18
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1839-471X
0004-8623
Keyword(s) scholarly publishing literacy
open access
gold open access
green open access
research support
academic libraries
author pays
digital scholarship
information literacy
Summary Researchers are experiencing intense pressures to publish and increase research outputs. Recently many research funders have introduced policies and mandates related to open access, which have contributed to the increasing popularity of open access journals. Dubbed gold open access, open access journals offer researchers another publishing option. However, some publishers with questionable practices and journals of dubious quality have emerged exploiting the ‘author pays’ open access model and researchers' need to publish. Hence an ability to publish research outputs through the most appropriate outlet for a particular field is crucial for researchers in order to maximise the impact of their research. Notwithstanding the proliferation of open access journals, the literature indicates that some researchers may not have a full understanding of the operations, implications and issues around open access and other publishing issues. This understanding is known as scholarly publishing literacy. With knowledge of scholarly publishing and access to resources and tools, academic libraries and librarians are well-positioned to play an active role in providing support to researchers. This paper argues that scholarly publishing literacy should be treated as an extension of information literacy delivered through a broader research support framework. This paper presents a research librarian's perspective, and draws on literature and the author's practice to illustrate key points. Issues for further investigation are identified.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00048623.2014.882873
Field of Research 080706 Librarianship
Socio Economic Objective 890302 Library and Archival Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Australian Library & Information Association
Free to Read? Yes
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