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Publishing in English: Open Access

An upcoming guide to English-language publication for Japanese scholars


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Start-up Websites for Publishing

Open Access

Start-up Websites for Publishing is a platform for researchers to share and upload their own academic papers with each other. They do recommend  that the author first check with their publisher before posting an article on the site (see their Copyright Policy FAQ). While the site has a .edu domain, it is not affiliated with an academic institution, and it is difficult to know if authors and contributors are genuine researchers of credible status.  It has been described as being more of a "a social networking site for academics." See articles below on recent discussions surrounding the website, and responses by journal publishers. 

Open Access
(Reference: Scholarly Publishing, University of Iowa Libraries)

What is Open Access? 

Articles and Books on Open Access

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