Thursday, February 28, 2008

Museum Anthropology Review goes open access

Museum Anthropology Review, edited by Jason Baird Jackson (who is also the editor of the print journal Museum Anthropology) is now available online and through open access. Museum Anthropology Review is not the first scholarly journal to go open access, but because of it's strong peer-review process and experienced editor, its open access launch is the start of an important experiment. Will it turn out that there is a viable publishing model for open access, peer reviewed scholarship? It is probably to early to tell, but Libraries struggling to pay increasingly high subscription fees will be paying attention to this one with fingers crossed. You can read more about the journal's open access move here.

The open access journal looks great so far, with a very clean and attractive WordPress layout. The entire contents of volume 1, issues 1 and 2 are available in both html and pdf formats. Take a look at the journal online and, if you like what you see, consider registering as a reader so that Museum Anthropology Review can count you among its supporters.

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