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A Study on Flipping Subscription Journals to Open Access

Shin, Eun-Ja 1

1세종대학교

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ABSTRACT

Many publishers tried flipping, or extensively changed their journals flipped. They considered that converting an established journal into OA journal is more attractive than launching an entirely new OA journal. After conducting a careful literature review, this study provided the background and current situations on flipping. There are flipped OA journals alive published by commercial publisher, society, university, and institute in the field of science and medicine. This study found the increased number of published articles after flipping, with 69% of 97 flipped OA journals in 2015 having impact factors. Also 92% of the journals experienced rising in ranking of impart factor, or achieved it for the first time. It was suggested that the roles of academic society, funding agencies, and universities when it comes to active flipping.

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