The University of Arizona

EDITORIAL: Reflections on Open Access

Betul Czerkawski, Nicole Schmidt


At the most basic level, open access refers to profit versus non-profit academic publishing processes and procedures. This means that in an open access system, there are no fees paid to the publishers to either publish or view a scholarly work. Today many universities value open access journals as much as they value subscription-based journal publications. Issues and Trends in Learning Technologies is particularly interested in supporting graduate students and young scholars who are new in the publishing process. Please keep those papers coming in.



Open Access; Young Scholars; New Research; Learning Technologies

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Fresco-Santalla, Ana & Hernández-Pérez, Tony. (2015). Current and evolving models of peer review. The Serials Librarian. 67. 373-398. 10.1080/0361526X.2014.985415.