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What do universities want from publishing?

Pinfield, Stephen

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Stephen Pinfield


At a simple level, universities want publishing to support and further their mission to carry out research and teaching. However at a detailed level there are major differences within and between universities which mean there will be different wants and expectations of publishing. Bearing in mind these complexities, this paper examines universities' various requirements as producers, purchasers and consumers of publications. Some of the key wants of universities include impact, affordability, quality and access. The merits of the established system of subscription-based journal publishing and the emerging system of open-access publishing and dissemination are discussed in relation to universities' wants.


Pinfield, S. (2004). What do universities want from publishing?. Learned Publishing, 17(4),

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2004
Deposit Date Oct 25, 2004
Publicly Available Date Oct 9, 2007
Journal Learned Publishing
Print ISSN 0953-1513
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 4
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