Overlay journals: A study of the current landscape

« Overlay journals are characterised by their articles being published on open access repositories, often already starting in their initial preprint form as a prerequisite for submission to the journal prior to initiating the peer-review process. In this study we aimed to identify currently active overlay journals and examine their characteristics. We utilised an explorative web search and contacted key service providers for additional information. The final sample consisted of 34 overlay journals. While the results show that new overlay journals have been actively established within recent years, the current presence of overlay journals remains diminutive compared to the overall number of open access journals. (…) »

source > journals.sagepub.com, Rousi, A. M., & Laakso, M. (2022). Overlay journals: A study of the current landscape. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/09610006221125208