Scholarly publishing and open access in the Nordic countries

Abstract : This study examines aspects of scholarly publishing in the Nordic countries. On average half of Nordic journals publish online. In most Nordic countriees commercial publishers predominate; however, in Finland thje majority are society publishers.The number of open access journals is low, in line with international figures.There is concern to maintain local languages.in journal publishing. A majority of the journals publishing in local languages are within socila sciences, humanities, and arts; the STM sector publishes in Eglish. English-langiage publications are favoured in research assessments, international recognition,and impact. while the visibility of local-languag scholarly journals in international databases is low. The Nordbib program supports Nordic scholarly journals and fosters co.operation with publishing companies and learned societies over migration to e-publishing; it also supports open access. The article discusses future challenges for journal publishing, pointing out the problems of small journal publishers and the need for co-operation between stakeholders.
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Learned Publishibg, 2009, 22 (3), pp.79-88
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Ingegerd Rabow, Turid Hedlund. Scholarly publishing and open access in the Nordic countries. Learned Publishibg, 2009, 22 (3), pp.79-88. 〈hprints-00460512〉

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