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Open Access Journals in Communication Studies: Indexing in Five Commercial Databases

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Open Access Journals in Communication Studies: Indexing in Five Commercial Databases

Poulin, Sonia and Tomaszewski, Robert (2014) Open Access Journals in Communication Studies: Indexing in Five Commercial Databases. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 33 (1). pp. 3-14. ISSN 1544-4546

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639269.2014.866019

Abstract

This study investigates the degree of indexing of gold Open Access (OA) journals within the field of communication studies in five major commercial bibliographical databases commonly subscribed by academic libraries and used by researchers and students. Results of the study indicate that 32 percent of the 147 gold OA journals identified were indexed in the five target databases. The communication studies databases provided the most complete indexing, while among the multidisciplinary databases, Scopus provided more coverage compared to Academic Search Complete, and Web of Science.

Divisions:Concordia University > Library
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Poulin, Sonia and Tomaszewski, Robert
Journal or Publication:Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian
Date:21 February 2014
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1080/01639269.2014.866019
Keywords:open access, journals, communication studies, indexing, databases
ID Code:978298
Deposited By: SONIA POULIN
Deposited On:28 Feb 2014 20:47
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:46
Additional Information:This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian [21 Feb 2014] [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01639269.2014.866019"

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