Open access journals in library and information science: a study

Pujar, S M

Abstract

Open access spurred by the Internet has brought in new vistas for dissemination of scholarly content in almost all thedisciplines. It has enabled agencies, publishers and individuals to distribute scholarly content online, free from licensingrestrictions and cost. Like other fields, the growth of open access has also benefited the field of library and informationscience (LIS). In this paper an attempt has been made to assess the current status of open access journals in LIS covered inDirectory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) based on various parameters.

Keyword(s)

Open Access; DOAJ; Library and Information Science

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