The Degree of Awareness of Faculty Members at Jordan University to the Concept of Open Access to Information as a New system for Scientific Communication

Younes Al-Shawabkah

Abstract


This study investigated the degree of awareness of faculty members at Jordan University to Open Access (0A) concept. Other objectives are to explore the effect of sex, college, level of experience, and academic rank in this regard. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to 200 respondents. Findings show that although majority of respondents were familiar with the concept, a small proportion of them were using open access journals and digital archives. Results of t-test and one-way analysis of variance revealed no statistically significant differences (0.05) among participants related to sex, level of experience, and academic rank in their evaluation of printed and open access journals, and in their attitudes towards open access, while results of t-test revealed statistically significant differences (0.05) among participants related to type of college for the benefit of humanities colleges.

Keywords


Open Access; Printed Journals; Open Access Journals; Digital Archives; Jordan University; Faculty members.

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