Refining the Semantics of Open Access

  • Stefan Gradmann Universität Hamburg
  • Katja Mruck Freie Universität Berlin
  • Maximilian Stempfhuber Social Science Information Centre
Keywords: open access, publication process, interactive aspects of e-journals, publication plat­form

Abstract

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

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Author Biographies

Stefan Gradmann, Universität Hamburg
Stefan GRADMANN, Head of the Hamburg University Information Management Unit
Katja Mruck, Freie Universität Berlin
Katja MRUCK (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs/impressum/mruck-e.htm), FQS Main Editor
Maximilian Stempfhuber, Social Science Information Centre
Maximilian STEMPFHUBER, Head of Research & Development Department, Social Sciences Information Centre (IZ)
Published
2004-09-30
How to Cite
Gradmann, S., Mruck, K., & Stempfhuber, M. (2004). Refining the Semantics of Open Access. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-5.3.587

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