The Effects of the Internet on Scientific Publishing – The Case of Construction IT Research
Open access is a new Internet-enabled model for the publishing of scientific journals, in which the published articles are freely available for anyone to read. During the 1990’s hundreds of individual open access journals were founded by groups of academics, supported by grants and unpaid voluntary work. During the last five years other types of open access journals, funded by author charges, have started to emerge. In addition a secondary route for better dissemination of research results has been established in the form of either subject based or institutional repositories, in which researchers deposit free copies of material, which has been published elsewhere. This paper reports on the experiences of the ITcon journal, which also has been benchmarked against a number of traditional journals in the same field. The analysis shows that it is equal to its competitors in most respects, and publishes about one year quicker.
KeywordsAcceptance Rate Electronic Journal Open Access Journal Construction Management Indexing Service
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