nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2013‒09‒25
one paper chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

  1. Open Access, Social Norms & Publication Choice By Matteo Migheli; Giovanni B. Ramello

  1. By: Matteo Migheli; Giovanni B. Ramello
    Abstract: The aim of this paper is to shed light on scholarly communication and its current trajectories by examining academics’ perception of Open Access, while also providing a reference case for studying social norm change. In this respect, the issue of publication choice and the role of Open Access journals casts light on the changes affecting the scientific community and its institutional arrangements for validating and circulating new research. The empirical investigation conducted also offers a useful vantage point for gauging the importance of localised social norms in guiding and constraining behaviour
    JEL: K19 Z13 O33 L17
    Date: 2013–06

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