Open Access in IRAN ( 2 )
I wrote in my previous post that Open Access isn`t popular in Iran and academics don`t have tendancy to publish their articles in open access journals. The question is why ?
my response to this question is:
1- This movement and its goals and benefits is unknown in Iran yet.
2- The open access journals don`t developed as wish .
3- most of this kind of journals don`t get scientific credit ( That `s important factor ) from their science society then their authors also can`t get awards or privileges that others get from their article publishing in non open access scientific journals because The later one is supported with academics and core scientists.
4- authors generally concern about the copy right of their works.
5- and the authors get money ( what so ever little ) from the scientific journals for publishing their articles but open access journals generally don`t give any money to authors.
I `ll write more about this subject in my next posts............
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