Open access: implications for scholarly publishing and medical libraries.

  title={Open access: implications for scholarly publishing and medical libraries.},
  author={Karen M Albert},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA},
  volume={94 3},
  • Karen M Albert
  • Published 2006 in Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA
PURPOSE The paper reviews and analyzes the evolution of the open access (OA) publishing movement and its impact on the traditional scholarly publishing model. PROCEDURES A literature survey and analysis of definitions of OA, problems with the current publishing model, historical developments, funding agency responses, stakeholder viewpoints, and implications for scientific libraries and publishing are performed. FINDINGS The Internet's transformation of information access has fueled… CONTINUE READING
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