Open Access Scholarly Journal Publishing in Chinese

@article{Shen2017OpenAS,
  title={Open Access Scholarly Journal Publishing in Chinese},
  author={Cenyu Shen},
  journal={Publ.},
  year={2017},
  volume={5},
  pages={22}
}
  • Cenyu Shen
  • Published 29 September 2017
  • Education
  • Publ.
The research literature on open access (OA) publishing has mainly dealt with journals publishing in English, and studies focusing on OA journals in other languages are less common. This article addresses this gap via a case study focusing on Chinese-language OA journals. It starts with the identification of the major characteristics of this market, followed by eight semi-structured interviews to explore the key motivations behind Chinese-language OA publishing and perceived barriers. The… 

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