Journal copyright restrictions and actual open access availability - a study of articles published in eight top information systems journals (2010-2014)

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dc.contributor Hanken School of Economics, Information Systems Science, Helsinki en
dc.contributor Hanken School of Economics, Information Systems Science, Helsinki en
dc.contributor.author Laakso, Mikael
dc.contributor.author Lindman, Juho
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-21T21:01:29Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-21T21:01:29Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Laakso , M & Lindman , J 2016 , ' Journal copyright restrictions and actual open access availability - a study of articles published in eight top information systems journals (2010-2014) ' Scientometrics : an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science, communication in science and science policy . DOI: 10.1007/s11192-016-2078-z en
dc.identifier.issn 0138-9130
dc.identifier.other PURE: 6754896
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: e41f9d08-b48e-4d21-8a10-63c2b466bd7d
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/166989
dc.description.abstract Most scholarly journals have explicit copyright restrictions for authors outlining how published articles, or earlier manuscript versions of such articles, may be distributed on the open web. Empirical research on the development of open access (OA) is still scarce and methodologically fragmented, and research on the relationship between journal copyright restrictions and actual free online availability is non-existent. In this study the free availability of articles published in eight top journals within the field of Information Systems (IS) is analyzed by observing the availability of all articles published in the journals during 2010-2014 (1515 articles in total) through the use of Google and Google Scholar. The web locations and document versions of retrieved articles for up to three OA copies per published article were categorized manually. The web findings were contrasted to journal copyright information and augmented with citation data for each article. Around 60% of all published articles were found to have an OA copy available. The findings suggest that copyright restrictions weakly regulate actual author-side dissemination practice. The use of academic social networks (ASNs) for enabling online availability of research publications has grown increasingly popular, an avenue of research dissemination that most of the studied journal copyright agreements failed to explicitly accommodate. en
dc.format.extent 23
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Akademiai Kiado Rt
dc.relation.ispartof Scientometrics : an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science, communication in science and science policy
dc.rights en
dc.subject 512 Business and Management en
dc.subject 113 Computer and information sciences en
dc.subject KOTA2016? en
dc.title Journal copyright restrictions and actual open access availability - a study of articles published in eight top information systems journals (2010-2014) en
dc.type A1 Refereed journal article, original research
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-016-2078-z
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
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