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Title: Open-access mega-journals: The publisher perspective (Part 2: operational realities)
Authors: Wakeling, Simon
Spezi, Valerie C.L.
Creaser, Claire
Fry, Jenny
Pinfield, Stephen
Willett, Peter
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by Wiley
Citation: WAKELING, S. ... et al., 2017. Open-access mega-journals: The publisher perspective (Part 2: operational realities). Learned Publishing, 30(4), pp. 313-322.
Abstract: This paper is the second of two Learned Publishing articles in which we report the results of a series of interviews, with senior publishers and editors exploring open access megajournals (OAMJs). Megajournals (of which PLoS One is the best known example) represent a relatively new approach to scholarly communication and can be characterized as large, broad-scope, open access journals, which take an innovative approach to peer review, basing acceptance decisions solely on the technical or scientific soundness of the article. Based on interviews with 31 publishers and editors, this paper reports the perceived cultural, operational, and technical challenges associated with launching, growing, and maintaining a megajournal. We find that overcoming these challenges while delivering the societal benefits associated with OAMJs is seen to require significant investment in people and systems, as well as an ongoing commitment to the model.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Wiley under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sponsor: The research was funded by a grant from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/M010643/1).
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1002/leap.1118
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/36349
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1002/leap.1118
ISSN: 1741-4857
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