Refining the Semantics of Open Access

Stefan Gradmann, Katja Mruck, Maximilian Stempfhuber


In an attempt to stress a specific aspect of the "open-access" paradigm, experiences in setting up a collaborative publication platform in the social sciences are reported. The guiding prin­ci­ples in this context, the functional and technical requirements of the content producing partner, the open-access journal Forum Qualitative Sozial­for­schung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, are therefore presented first. Thereafter, a more gen­er­al perspective of the project German Academic Publishers as an initiative mediating and feder­at­ing expertise in the field is introduced before pro­ceed­ing to the core section, dealing with aspects of technical standardization and transparency as a vital basis for open-access strategies and which is provided by the Social Science Information Centre. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs040395


open access; publication process; interactive aspects of e-journals; publication plat­form

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