May 25, 2022

Research Article (Preprint): “From Journal Selection to Open Access: Practices Among Academic Librarian Scholars”

The following research article (full text, open access version) appears in the latest issue of portal: Libraries and the Academy published by Johns Hopkins University Press.


From Journal Selection to Open Access: Practices Among Academic Librarian Scholars


Tina Neville
University of South Florida

Camielle Crampsie
University of South Florida


Open Access Version via JHU Press Website

Published in: portal: Libraries and the Academy
Vol. 14, No. 4 (October 2019)


In this study, researchers surveyed academic librarians about their open access publishing practices. This analysis explores approaches to journal selection, awareness of open access options, and self-archiving practices. Fifty percent of the librarians in this study considered free open access when selecting a potential journal for publication, but a journal’s fit to the topic and peer review were higher priorities. Findings indicate that, although many librarians publish in open access journals or take advantage of institutional repositories, there are still barriers to publishing in open access journals, including article processing charges, the tenure and promotion culture, and uncertainty around intellectual property rights.

Direct to Full Text Article (Open Access Version)
24 pages; PDF.

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