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Title: Scientific journals in Brazil and Spain: Alternative publishing models
Author: Rodrigues, R.
Abadal, Ernest
Keywords: Edició electrònica universitària
Catàlegs d'editors
Scholarly electronic publishing
Publishers' catalogs
Magazines (Periodicals)
Issue Date: 27-Feb-2014
Publisher: Wiley
Abstract: This paper describes high-quality journals in Brazil and Spain, with an emphasis on the distribution models used. It presents the general characteristics (age, type of publisher, and theme) and analyzes the distribution model by studying the type of format (print or digital), the type of access (open access or subscription), and the technology platform used. The 549 journals analyzed (249 in Brazil and 300 in Spain) are included in the 2011 Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus databases. Data on each journal were collected directly from their websites between March and October 2012. Brazil has a fully open access distribution model (97%) in which few journals require payment by authors thanks to cultural, financial, operational, and technological support provided by public agencies. In Spain, open access journals account for 55% of the total and have also received support from public agencies, although to a lesser extent. These results show that there are systems support of open access in scientific journals other than the"author pays" model advocated by the Finch report for the United Kingdom.
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It is part of: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 2014, vol. 65, num. 10, p. 2145-2151
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ISSN: 2330-1643
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Biblioteconomia, Documentació i Comunicació Audiovisual)

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