dataset from: 'Pay now or wait a year: embargoes as a selective barrier to access'




    This case study considers journal articles published by Edge Hill University in 2019. A key finding is that embargoes mean certain kinds of research articles can be 'locked down' for longer. For instance, educational research articles were found to be held back from public access for more than twice the time when compared with health research. This divide is driven by disseminating research through publishers which make extensive use of embargo periods.

    As a result, some consumers of Edge Hill's research (e.g. schools, teachers) may need to wait longer to use it. This can potentially affect their ability to use research to innovate, enhance practice, or respond to societal challenges.
    Date made available14 Jan 2021
    Temporal coverage1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019


    • open access
    • open research
    • embargo
    • library and information studies

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