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Paper 056_elpub2008:
The state of metadata in open access journals: possibilities and restrictions

id 056_elpub2008
authors Francke, Helena
year 2008
title The state of metadata in open access journals: possibilities and restrictions
source ELPUB2008. Open Scholarship: Authority, Community, and Sustainability in the Age of Web 2.0 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Toronto, Canada 25-27 June 2008 / Edited by: Leslie Chan and Susanna Mornati. ISBN 978-0-7727-6315-0, 2008, pp. 56-67
summary This paper reports on an inquiry into the use of metadata, publishing formats, and markup in editor-managed open access journals. It builds on findings from a study of the document architectures of open access journals, conducted through a survey of 265 journal web sites and a qualitative, descriptive analysis of 4 journal web sites. The journalsí choices of publishing formats and the consistency of their markup are described as a background. The main investigation is of their inclusion of metadata. Framing the description is a discussion of whether the journalsí metadata may be automatically retrieved by libraries and other information services in order to provide better tools for helping potential readers locate relevant journal articles.
keywords scholarly journals; metadata; markup; open access' information access
series ELPUB:2008
type normal paper
email helena.francke@hb.se
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-056_elpub2008
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