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The academy's new electronic order? Open source journals and publishing political science.

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Journal publication date03/2005
JournalEuropean Political Science
Journal number1
Volume4
Number of pages11
Pages14-24
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

For many years, the dissemination of academic research has been controlled by commercial publishers. However, in light of the continuing inflation of subscription prices for scholarly journals, many academics are investigating open access publishing over the Internet. Although most advanced in the natural sciences, given its essentially political character, open access publishing should also be carefully considered by political scientists (and associated disciplines). This article explores open access publishing and suggests the reputational pay-off of 'normal' publishing can easily be maintained in the open access realm.