Workshop „Motivation(s) behind Open Access Publishing”
Workshop by Noella Edelmann & Judith Schossböck
The project outline presented in this workshop is to access the motivational factors in Open Access publishing.
Judith Schossböck presented the “green way” of publishing, which means to publish in repositories. The “golden way” means to publish in Open Access journals. She pointed out, that “the character of the electronic academic journal is changing rapidly as new technologies, reader habits, and patterns of communication evolve and the Internet is increasingly adopted as a common medium.”
The journal JeDEM – eJournal for eDemocracy and Open Government is publishing since 2009 and the editors want to evaluate the motivations of the authors to publish in an Open Access Journal. Publishing in JeDEM is free of charge.
Which research questions will be examined during their study on motivational factors in Open Access publishing?
- Can we distinguish differences in motivation for publishing in open access across disciplines or countries?
- What type of users are JeDEM users? How can users be classified according to their motivations? What are users’ opinions on different aspects of open access publishing, e.g. open peer review etc.?
- How can these results help other e-publishers?
We are looking forward to their results!