Open Access and Quality

Peter Suber

Abstract


The paper examines the subtle and indirect ways in which open access (OA) might affect the quality of articles and the journals in which they appear. The author examines some publisher arguments that OA will reduce quality, and finds them confused, groundless, and self-serving. He then offers several arguments that open access will actually tend to improve quality.

http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/djlit.28.1.152


Keywords


Open access, quality, toll access journal, open access repository

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/djlit.28.1.152
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