Open access gains momentum

Howard Falk (Columnist based in Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Publication date: 1 December 2004


Journals being offered for open access have been on the increase for over a decade, growing to around 1,200 journals to date. Authors wishing to be published are charged a publication fee, and their papers are made available without any charge to the public. However, journals in the scientific and scholarly field, a total of approximately 25,000, are rarely offered for open access. International pressure from scientists wishing to unblock the barriers that stop the dissemination of research results has caused a rift with publishers, who fear a decrease in publishing revenues.



Falk, H. (2004), "Open access gains momentum", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 6, pp. 527-530.

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