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Journals and repositories: an evolving relationship?

Pinfield, Stephen


Stephen Pinfield


It is now widely accepted that there are two routes to open access (OA): OA repositories and OA journals. It is often assumed these are distinct alternative parallel tracks. However, it has recently become clear that there is potential for repositories and journals to interact with each other on an ongoing basis and between them to form a coherent OA scholarly communication system. This paper puts forward three possible models of interaction between repositories and journals; services such as arXiv and PubMed Central, and the work carried out by the RIOJA project, are working exemplars and pilot implementations of these models. The key issues associated with the widespread adoption of these models include repository infrastructure
development; changing ideas of the ‘journal’, ‘article’, and ‘publication’; version management; quality assurance; business and funding models; developing value-added features; content preservation; policy frameworks; and changing roles and cultures within the research community.


Pinfield, S. (2009). Journals and repositories: an evolving relationship?. Learned Publishing, 22(3),

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 1, 2009
Deposit Date Jun 18, 2009
Publicly Available Date Jul 1, 2009
Journal Learned Publishing
Print ISSN 0953-1513
Electronic ISSN 0953-1513
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 3
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