Open Access and Quality

  • Peter Suber
Keywords: Open access, quality, toll access journal, open access repository


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.

How to Cite
Suber, P. (1). Open Access and Quality. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 28(1), 49-56.