ISSN: 2249 - 0213

     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

A comparative study of open access journals in BRICS countries

By using multivariable linear mode to fitting the data of scholarly journals, it can be found that a large land mass and GDP give a positive contribution to open access scholarly journals publishing. At the same time, it can also be found that a large population gives a negative contribution. One hindrance to open access scholarly articles publishing is that publishing companies don’t permit prestigious journals to be open access because of high profit. The other is that authors haven’t enough money to publish an open access article in prestigious journals due to high publishing price. The possible solutions to get a better scholarly publishing environment are that publishing companies lower journal prices, governments enact the law to permit published scholarly articles self-archiving, and developing countries develop their own prestigious scholarly periodicals

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