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Opening access to research

Abstract:

Many scholarly journals charge high prices to libraries, exclude the wider public altogether, and generate excessive profits. Open access regulation can mitigate these problems when authors are required to: (i) publish in journals which offer free and immediate access by readers, or (ii) make freely available a substitute to the published article. The former policy is likely to lead to publication fees, making authors less inclined to publish and less willing to publish in selective jour...

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Publication status:
Accepted
Peer review status:
Reviewed

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Department:
All Souls
Journal:
Economic Journal
Acceptance date:
2014-12-12
EISSN:
1468-0297

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