Monday, May 31, 2010

B - Open access biomedical journals in Greece

Vlachaki A, Urquhart C. Use of open access journals in biomedicine in Greece. Library Management 2010; 31(1/2):19-26
(doi:10.1108/01435121011013368)

The impact of open access initiatives on biomedical scientific publishing and scholarly communication in Greece are examined. Findings are preliminary as they come from a longitudinal study that uses bibliometrics, questionnaire surveys and interviews to examine knowledge, awareness and attitudes towards open access. The bibliometric research indicates that Greek biomedical publications are increasing, but that coverage of Greek medical journals in databases as MEDLINE is decreasing.

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