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Paper 101_elpub2012:
A comparison of an open access university press with traditional presses: Two years later

id 101_elpub2012
authors McGreal, Rory; Nian-Shing Chen, Tim McNamara
year 2012
title A comparison of an open access university press with traditional presses: Two years later
source ELPUB2012. Social Shaping of Digital Publishing: Exploring the interplay between Culture and Technology, 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing 14-15 June 2012, Guimar„es, Portugal.
summary This study is a comparison of AUPress with three other traditional (non-open access) Canadian university presses. The analysis is based on the rankings that are correlated with book sales on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. Statistical methods include the sampling of the sales ranking of randomly selected books from each press. The results of one-way ANOVA analyses show that there is no significant difference in the ranking of printed books sold by AUPress in comparison with traditional university presses. However, AUPress, can demonstrate a significantly larger readership for its books as evidenced by the number of downloads of the open electronic versions.
keywords Open access, OA, open publishing, university press
series ELPUB:2012
type normal paper
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-101_elpub2012
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