Open Access, Social Norms & Publication Choice
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to shed light on scholarly communication and its current trajectories by examining academics’ perception of Open Access, while also providing a reference case for studying social norm change. In this respect, the issue of publication choice and the role of Open Access journals casts light on the changes affecting the scientific community and its institutional arrangements for validating and circulating new research. The empirical investigation conducted also offers a useful vantage point for gauging the importance of localised social norms in guiding and constraining behaviour.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute of Public Policy and Public Choice - POLIS in its series IEL Working Papers with number 13.
Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2013
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Open Access; Scholarly Publication; Social Norms; Academics' Behavior; Economics of Science;
Other versions of this item:
- K19 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Other
- Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
- O33 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
- L17 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Open Source Products and Markets
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-03-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-CUL-2013-03-16 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-LAW-2013-03-16 (Law & Economics)
- NEP-SOC-2013-03-16 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
- NEP-SOG-2013-03-16 (Sociology of Economics)
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