Literature Review on Shifting Journals to Open Access

August 8, 2016

A literature review on converting scholarly journals from subscription to open access has been published by the Harvard University Office for Scholarly Communication. The review looked at the experience of a range of journals, disciplines and approaches to open access. The conclusion: "Not every flip was a success, and not all the flips that were successful using one scenario would have been successful with a different scenario. But there were successes under every scenario and in every scholarly niche. Journals that picked a scenario that fit their circumstances were able to preserve or enhance their readership, submissions, quality and financial sustainability."

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