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AltOA: a framework for dissemination through disintermediation

AltOA: a framework for dissemination through disintermediation
AltOA: a framework for dissemination through disintermediation
Scholarly discourse is a complex and valuable process which the Web is in a prime position to revolutionise and improve. Yet due to the intricate network of stakeholders in academic publishing, the Web’s power to disrupt has been less influential than in other markets or industries. Whilst the current publishing systems satisfy many of the requirements of the process there are still some problems left unaddressed. The purpose of this paper is to take a holistic view of academic publishing, identifying problem areas and to devise a framework which takes advantage of the affordances of the Web, namely its ability to disintermediate markets and present new methods of interaction, to enhance scholarly communication. By examining the issues from the perspective of academic disciplines, researchers, research councils and publishers; new approaches to presenting scholarly artefacts, recognising researchers’ contributions and demonstrating impact are developed. The paper concludes with a case study that examines how the new framework, named AltOA, applies to the field of Chemistry.
academic publishing, disintermediation, open access
Fyson, Richard
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Coles, Simon J.
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Carr, Leslie
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Fyson, Richard
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Coles, Simon J.
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Carr, Leslie
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Fyson, Richard, Coles, Simon J. and Carr, Leslie (2013) AltOA: a framework for dissemination through disintermediation At ACM Web Science 2013, France. 02 - 04 May 2013. 10 pp.

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Abstract

Scholarly discourse is a complex and valuable process which the Web is in a prime position to revolutionise and improve. Yet due to the intricate network of stakeholders in academic publishing, the Web’s power to disrupt has been less influential than in other markets or industries. Whilst the current publishing systems satisfy many of the requirements of the process there are still some problems left unaddressed. The purpose of this paper is to take a holistic view of academic publishing, identifying problem areas and to devise a framework which takes advantage of the affordances of the Web, namely its ability to disintermediate markets and present new methods of interaction, to enhance scholarly communication. By examining the issues from the perspective of academic disciplines, researchers, research councils and publishers; new approaches to presenting scholarly artefacts, recognising researchers’ contributions and demonstrating impact are developed. The paper concludes with a case study that examines how the new framework, named AltOA, applies to the field of Chemistry.

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Published date: 3 May 2013
Venue - Dates: ACM Web Science 2013, France, 2013-05-02 - 2013-05-04
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Keywords: academic publishing, disintermediation, open access
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Chemistry

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Local EPrints ID: 352222
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/352222
PURE UUID: d6629db8-2b05-42b4-8386-1e6b87a639ef
ORCID for Simon J. Coles: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8414-9272
ORCID for Leslie Carr: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-9680

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Date deposited: 13 May 2013 08:22
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 04:17

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Author: Richard Fyson
Author: Simon J. Coles ORCID iD
Author: Leslie Carr ORCID iD

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