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Publishing in discipline-specific open access journals: Opportunities and outreach for librarians
Tomaszewski, Robert · Poulin, Sonia · MacDonald, Karen I.

PublishedJanuary 2013
Type of workSpecial Issue on Open Access
JournalThe Journal of Academic Librarianship
Volume 39, Issue 1 (January 2013), Pages 61 - 66
EditorsKaspar, Wendi Arant and vanDuinkerken, Wyoma

ABSTRACT
Open access (OA) journals promote the opportunity for peer-reviewed journal articles to be freely accessible. In recent years, the number of OA journals has exploded in all disciplines. Previous studies have identified print-based pedagogical discipline-specific journals outside the field of Library and Information Science (LIS) for librarians to consider as vehicles for publishing articles related to subject-based Information Literacy (IL). The present study explores the presence of discipline-specific pedagogical journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and presents a table of OA journals with their acceptance rates and review times. Pedagogical OA journals are highlighted as a potential opportunity for librarians to pro-actively reach out to faculty within a discipline and contribute towards the OA movement.

Keywords discipline-specific journals · information literacy · open access · pedagogy · publishing

ISSN991333
RefereedYes
RightsCopyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
DOI10.1016/j.acalib.2012.11.008
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0099133312001760
Other informationThe Journal of Academic Librarianship
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