Openness of Spanish scholarly journals as measured by access and rights

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Melero , R , Laakso , M & Navas-Fernández , M 2017 , ' Openness of Spanish scholarly journals as measured by access and rights ' , Learned Publishing , vol. 30 , no. 2 , pp. 143-155 . https://doi.org/10.1002/leap.1095

Title: Openness of Spanish scholarly journals as measured by access and rights
Author: Melero, Remedios; Laakso, Mikael; Navas-Fernández, Miguel
Contributor: Hanken School of Economics, Information Systems Science, Helsinki
Belongs to series: Learned Publishing
ISSN: 0953-1513
Abstract: Metrics on open access (OA) availability of content published in scholarly journals (i.e. content licences, copyright ownership, and publisher-stipulated self-archiving permissions) are still scarce. This study implements the four core variables of the recently published Open Access Spectrum (OAS) (reader rights, reuse rights, copyright, and author posting rights) to measure the level of openness in all 1,728 Spanish scholarly journals listed in the Spanish national DULCINEA database at the end of 2015. Data exported from the database and used as variables for the analysis were: journal research area, type of publisher, type of access, self-archiving and reuse policy, and type of Creative Commons (CC) licence used. Out of the total number of journals (1,728), 1,285 (74.5%) published their articles OA immediately after initial publication and thus received the maximum OAS score for reader rights; 37.5% of all journals used CC licences, and 79.5% allowed self-archiving in some form. In 72% of journals, authors retained or publishers granted broad rights, which included author reuse and authorization rights (for others to reuse), whilst 13.5% did not specify any terms for copyright transfer. Similar studies could be carried out on other countries as this would enable comparisons of the general adoption and form of openness in different parts of the world.
Date: 2017-01-13
Subject: 113 Computer and information sciences
512 Business and Management
KOTA2017
PREM2017
0 - Not open access
1 - Self archived
https://helda.helsinki.fi/dhanken/handle/10227/406940
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