Open access in the world of scholarly journals: creation and discovery

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Cowan, Sandra A.
Bulock, Chris
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Taylor & Francis
Open Access publishing continues to grow, and it has profound implications for librarians in a variety of contexts. This report serves two functions. It provides background on Open Access publication of scholarly journals and the role of academic libraries in this movement. In particular, it examines the University of Lethbridge Journal Incubator as an example of library involvement in Open Access publication. The report also examines how hybrid journals, in an attempt to provide Open Access publication options in traditional subscription journals, have introduced a new discovery and access problem for libraries. While standards bodies have begun to address the problem, there are still many challenges when accessing open content in hybrid journals
Sherpa Romeo green journal. This is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Serials Librarian, available online:
Open access , Hybrid journals , Scholarly publishing , Canadian libraries
Cowan, S.A. & Bulock, C. (2017). Open access in the world of scholarly journals: Creation and discovery. The Serials Librarian, 72, 194-200. doi:10.1080/0361526X.2017.1309845