Converting to Open Access. The Austrian Journal of Political Science (OZP) as a case study

Koenig, ThomasORCID: (2020) Converting to Open Access. The Austrian Journal of Political Science (OZP) as a case study. Austrian Journal of Political Science, 49 (3), pp. 1-6. DOI: 10.15203/ozp.3184.vol49iss3

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Open Access is a simple idea that has resulted in a confusing landscape of business models, competing policy prescriptions, and vested interests. Academic debates about the pros and cons of Open Access publishing often lack insights into the operational needs for setting up an Open Access publication. This is true particularly for the social sciences, where experiences with Open Access from the production side still seem sparse. Covering the period between 2010 and 2015, this article recapitulates one of the few cases where an existing academic journal in political science has been converted to an Open Access publication. The Austrian Journal of Political Science (OZP) is an Open Access journal since 2015; and it was the academic community that conducted the conversion process. Remaking the OZP may thus entail some broader lessons for the social sciences communities about what is important in Open Access publishing.

Item Type: Article in Academic Journal
Keywords: Academic Publishing, Austria, Open Access, Peer Review, Social Sciences
Funders: FWF
Research Units: Current Research Groups > IHS general publications
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2020 07:58
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2023 14:04
DOI: 10.15203/ozp.3184.vol49iss3
ISSN: 2313-5433

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