The open access advantage for researchers: Reflections on experience and challenges

Cochrane, Tom (2015) The open access advantage for researchers: Reflections on experience and challenges. In Bitso, Constance & Raju, Reggie (Eds.) LIS Education and Research in a Dynamic Information Landscape: Proceedings of the Library and Information Studies Centre 75 Years Commemorative Conference. University of Cape Town Libraries, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 35-43.

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This paper focuses on the advantages of Open Access, (OA) particularly from the point of view of individual researchers, research centres and disciplines, and institutions. The advantage described by the phrase “OA advantage”, is multifaceted. The experience of Queensland University of Technology in Australia in pioneering OA as preferred practice in an institution with a growing research profile and energy, has seen evidence of the OA advantage develop in the experience of our researchers. The University has witnessed the development of practical evidence about improved recognition and impact, and this has occurred in the context of sector wide activity and policy where fresh approaches and leadership will result in even greater rewards for researchers whose outputs are “in the open”.

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ID Code: 93002
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Open Access
DOI: 10.15641/0-7992-2526-6
ISBN: 9780799225266
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Organisation of Information and Knowledge Resources (080707)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
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Deposited On: 17 Feb 2016 22:25
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