Open Access Publishing in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Coonin, Bryna; Younce, Leigh
Open access publishing is now an accepted pillar of the scholarly communication movement. However, the greatest traction for open access publishing thus far has been in the sciences. Penetration of open access publishing has been much slower among the social sciences. This study surveys 309 authors from recent issues of open access journals in education to determine why some authors choose to publish in these journals and to gain insight into the ways publishing practices within the discipline itself impact the of willingness of authors to engage in open access publishing.
East Carolina University