Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications

Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications

Daniel Gelaw Alemneh (University of North Texas, USA)
Release Date: April, 2022|Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 435
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9805-4
ISBN13: 9781799898054|ISBN10: 1799898059|EISBN13: 9781799898078
Funding Information: This book is being published under Platinum Open Access through IGI Global's Transformative Open Access Initiative with University of North Texas, USA.
Description & Coverage
Description:

In an information and knowledge society, access to information and knowledge is a basic human right, making equitable and fair access to information and knowledge paramount. Open Access (OA) plays a huge role in addressing inequities as well as broad-based and inclusive scientific progress. On the surface, the number of publications discussing OA issues from various angles are on the rise. However, what is missing is a comprehensive assessment of the extent of OA implementation and a discussion of how to proceed in integrating OA issues from various perspectives.

The Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications articulates OA concepts and issues while demystifying the state-of-the-art knowledge domain in the areas of OA and scholarly communications from diverse perspectives as well as implications for the information and knowledge society. Covering topics such as ethics, copyright challenges, and open access initiatives, this book is a dynamic resource for publishers, librarians, higher education administrators, policymakers, students and educators of higher education, researchers, and academicians.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Copyright Challenges
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Ethics
  • Inclusion and Equity
  • Institutions of Higher Learning
  • Machine Learning
  • Open Access Initiatives
  • Open Access Journals
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Scholastic Publication
  • University Libraries
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Editor/Author Biographies

Daniel Gelaw Alemneh is Digital Curation Coordinator for the Digital Libraries Division at the University of North Texas (UNT) libraries. He received his BS in LIS from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, his MA in LIM from the University of Sheffield, UK, and his PhD in Information Science from the UNT. Dr. Alemneh is also an adjunct faculty member at the UNT College of Information. He publishes extensively and has participated in several national and international research projects, including the IMLS funded ETD-Lifecycle Management project and a U.S. Department of State grant to establish innovative partnerships with other universities in Ethiopia, Daniel has been actively involved in various international professional societies and served in various capacities, including as a Director of Chapter Assembly and member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) and the International Council on Knowledge Management (ICKM) and their Executive Committees. Daniel served as a Fulbright Scholar both at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia during the eventful 2019-2020 academic year, as well as at University of Pretoria, South Africa 2021-2022. He currently holds an honorary professor position at the University of Jimma, Ethiopia.

Licensing Information
This book operates under a Gold Open Access (OA) Model. As Gold OA, authors receive the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licensing arrangement. The copyright for the work remains solely with the author(s) of the article. Others may distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, without asking prior permission from the publisher or author and so long as they credit the author for the original creation. All authors are required to sign an author's warranty stating that the materials are original and unpublished elsewhere. The book will not publish any material that has been previously published elsewhere. See IGI Global’s Fair Use Policy for information on where and how to share Open Access content.
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All of IGI Global's content is archived via the CLOCKSS and LOCKSS initiative. Additionally, all IGI Global published content is available in IGI Global's InfoSci® platform.
IGI Global Open Access

As an academic publisher at the forefront of advancement for over 30 years, IGI Global OA provides quality, expediate OA publishing with a top-of-the-line production system backed by the international Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). With a streamlined publishing process, flexible funding options, and more, researchers can freely and immediately share their peer-reviewed research with the world.

  • Rigorous and Expediate Publishing Process
  • Research Is Fully Free and Accessible to All (Creative Commons BY License)
  • Increased Discoverability of Published Content (89% Higher Download Rate)
  • Acceleration of Citation Impact & Increased Indexing Potential
  • Greater Visibility & Wider Professional Recognition
  • Opportunities for Networking & Collaboration
  • Supports Overall Career Advancement
  • Affordable Article/Chapter Processing Charges (APCs/CPCs) (Starting at US$ 500)
  • And More
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OA Processing Charges

Book Processing Charges (BPCs) and Chapter Processing Charges (CPCs): Payment of the BPC or CPC fee (directly to the publisher) by the author or a funding body is not required until AFTER the manuscript has gone through the full double-blind peer review process and the Editor(s)-in-Chief at his/her/their full discretion has/have decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process.

Please note that IGI Global cannot schedule the manuscript for publication or publish the manuscript until payment has been received.It is also important to note that in scholarly publishing, utilizing an open access book’s resources and time with no intent to pay the open access BPC or CPC if the manuscript is accepted following the peer review process is considered to be unethical and exploitative.

What Does IGI Global's Open Access BPC and CPC Cover? In the traditional subscription-based model, the cost to the publisher to produce each manuscript is covered by the revenue generated by book sales. Under OA, all the manuscripts are published under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license; therefore, the authors or funding body will pay a one-time BPC or CPC to offset the costs of all of the activities associated with the publication of the article manuscript, including:

  • Digital tools used to support the manuscript management and review process
  • Typesetting, formatting and layout
  • Online hosting
  • Submission of the journal's content to numerous abstracts, directories, and indexes
  • Third-party software (e.g. plagiarism checks)
  • Editorial support which includes manuscript tracking, communications, submission guideline checks, and communications with authors and reviewers
  • All promotional support and activities which include metadata distribution, press releases, promotional communications, web content, ads, fliers, brochures, postcards, etc. for the journal and its published contents
  • The fact that all published articles will be freely accessible and able to be posted and disseminated widely by the authors
Funding Resources

IGI Global Resources for OA Funding:

  • Acquire & Open: When your library acquires an IGI Global e-Book and/or e-Journal Collection, your faculty’s published work will be considered for immediate conversion to Open Access (CC BY License), at no additional cost to the library or its faculty (cost only applies to the e-Collection content being acquired), through our popular Transformative Open Access (Read & Publish) Initiative.
  • Books and chapters published via the traditional, subscription-based model (not open access) do not require the payment of an processing charges as the publication costs associated with these articles are covered by the revenue generated through book sales. Additionally, find below common OA funding resources that provide additional information on country funding, OA standards, and more.
  • Refer to IGI Global's list of foundations and institutions that provide Open Access Funding Resources.
  • Sherpa Juliet  is a searchable database of research funders' OA policies.
  • The Open Access Directory maintains a list of institutional funds for OA publishing.
  • SPARC  maintains a list of North American universities and university libraries with OA funds.