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David among Goliaths: Open access publishing in scientific (semi-)periphery

Macan, Bojan; Škorić, Lea; Petrak, Jelka (2020) David among Goliaths: Open access publishing in scientific (semi-)periphery. Learned Publishing, 33 (4). pp. 410-417. ISSN 0953-1513

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This case study analyses data on papers of Croatian authors published in 2017 from four Web of Science Core Collection citation indexes (SCIEXP, SSCI, AHCI, and ESCI). The primary dataset (5, 176 articles and reviews) was divided into two subsets, the open access (OA) subset (2, 964 papers) and non-OA subset (2, 212 papers). We also used the primary dataset to create a subset of papers published in Croatian journals (1, 588) as opposed to foreign ones. All were screened for full-text OA status, journal JCR quartile ranking, journal dominant discipline, and language of publication. OA papers prevailed with 74.4%. Most were available at publisher websites. The percentage of OA papers in Croatian journals was 99.8%. The share of OA papers was the highest in the humanities and social sciences, which also saw the highest share of papers in the Croatian language.

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Additional Information: Complete dataset available at: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Macan, B., Škorić, L. & Petrak, J. (2020) David among Goliaths: Open access publishing in scientific (semi-)periphery. Learned Publishing, 33 (4), 410-417 doi:10.1002/leap.1320., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: open access ; scientific publishing ; Croatia
Subjects: SOCIAL SCIENCES > Information and Communication Sciences
SOCIAL SCIENCES > Information and Communication Sciences > Library Science
Divisions: Centre for scientific information
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
OpenAIRE Advancing Open Scholarship-OpenAIRE-AdvanceJadranka Stojanovski; Bojan Macan777541EK
Depositing User: Bojan Macan
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2020 12:33
DOI: 10.1002/leap.1320

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