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Landscapes of Research: Perceptions of Open Access (OA) Publishing in the Arts and Humanities
This article presents the findings of a small faculty-based OA survey, with particular attention to HSS academics (and within this subject group, particular attention to the arts and humanities), their perceptions of OA, and the impediments they encounter. We argue that OA publishing will continue to transform scholarship within the arts and humanities, especially through the role of institutional repositories. The “library-as-publisher” role offers the potential to transform academic and university-specific publishing activities. However, the ongoing training of university researchers and personnel is required to bring into balance their understandings of OA publisher and the demands of the broader Australian and international research environment.
Selected Open Access Journals in Arts and Communication Disciplines
The following downloadable lists were obtained from the Ulrich's Periodicals Directory database. The search criteria used were as follows. Journals included had to be:
- Actively publishing
- Scholarly/Academic in content
- Open Access
- Indexed and Abstracted
- Published in the United States
In addition, only the most common/general subject terms were used in the search to identify journals. Because many open access journals are published outside the United States and are classified with a wide variety of subject terms, these lists are not comprehensive. Nevertheless, they do offer some indication of the extent of open access journal publishing in these disciplines in the United States at the present time.