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Scholarly publishing and open access in the Nordic countries


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 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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hprints-00460512 , version 1 (01-03-2010)


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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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