Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2019, Page: 65-70
A Survey on Individual Differences of Open Access Journals
Lalpeki Ralte, Department of Psychology, CHRIST (Deemed to Be University), Bangalore, India
Received: Sep. 13, 2019;       Accepted: Oct. 8, 2019;       Published: Dec. 25, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20190406.12      View  406      Downloads  72
Recently, a large public academic institution in the US ended its subscription to the most influential publisher of academic research. This institution was driven by the principle that scientific knowledge should not be locked up behind paywalls as the costs of publishing have grown over the years. The purpose of this study is to investigate the prospects of publishing and accessing scientific knowledge from Open Access Journals (OA) and to get a general understanding of what aspects to decide on when a research scholar intends to publish in a Scopus indexed Open Access journal. OA journals are freely available with no cost on the internet. They provide unrestricted access to scientific literature to spread recent updates in various disciplines of science and technology. Method: In this study, the researcher has conducted a non-random survey in alphabetical order, 30 Open Access Scopus indexed Psychology journals for the purpose of understanding and comparing their policies and article processing charges. Result: Based on the survey, research scholars can make decisions based on which journals would be viable for publishing their articles looking at these policies. While some of the journals do not have article processing fees some of the journals charge article processing fees.
Open Access, Scopus, Article Processing Charge, Publishing Policy
To cite this article
Lalpeki Ralte, A Survey on Individual Differences of Open Access Journals, International Journal of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2019, pp. 65-70. doi: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20190406.12
Copyright © 2019 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Albert, K. M. (2006). Open access: implications for scholarly publishing and medical libraries. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 94 (3), 253.
Björk, B. C. (2011). A study of innovative features in scholarly open access journals. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13 (4), e115.
Figshare. (2019). Author Insights 2014. [online] Available at: https://figshare.com/articles/MSS_Author_Insights_2014/1204999 [Accessed 12 Sep. 2019].
Chi Chang, C. (2006). Business models for open access journals publishing. Online Information Review, 30 (6), 699-713. https://doi.org/10.1108/14684520610716171
Conte, S. (2019). Making the Choice: Open Access vs. Traditional Journals|AJE. [online] Aje.com. Available at: https://www.aje.com/arc/making-the-choice-open-access-vs-traditional- journals/[Accessed 12 Sep. 2019].
McCabe, M., & Snyder, C. M. (2004). The economics of open-access journals.
McCabe, M. J., & Snyder, C. M. (2014). Identifying the effect of open access on citations using a panel of science journals. Economic Inquiry, 52 (4), 1284-1300. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecin.12064
Mizera, K. (2019). Open Access increases citation? A brief overview of two reports|Open Science. [online] Open Science. Available at: https://openscience.com/open-access-increases-citation-a-brief-overview-of-two-reports/[Accessed 12 Sep. 2019].
Nazim, M., & Devi, M. (2008). Open access journals and institutional repositories: practical need and present trends in India. Annals of library and information studies, 55 (1), 201-208.
Kozak, M., & Hartley, J. (2013). Publication fees for open access journals: Different disciplines-different methods. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64 (12), 2591-2594. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.22972
Prosser, D. C. (2003). From here to there: a proposed mechanism for transforming journals from closed to open access. Learned publishing, 16 (3), 163-166.
Solomon, D. J., & Björk, B. C. (2012). A study of open access journals using article processing charges. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63 (8), 1485-1495. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.22673
Walters, W. H., & Linvill, A. C. (2011). Characteristics of open access journals in six subject areas. College & Research Libraries, 72 (4), 372-392. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl-132
Wulf, K. (2019). A Brief History of History Responding to Open Access. [online] The Scholarly Kitchen. Available at: https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/02/13/a-brief-history-of-history-responding-to-open-access/[Accessed 12 Sep. 2019].
Browse journals by subject