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Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship (Summer 2006) 7(2). Also available at http://southernlibrarianship.icaap.org/content/v07n02/peterson_e01.htm.
Librarians have often led the way in championing Open-Access (OA) journals on the Internet as an alternative to established journal titles that are subscription based. In the discipline of Library and Information Science, all types of journals continue to be published—paper and electronic, subscription-based and free. Using a survey, this article explores how some librarians view OA titles. The article collects suggestions for editors of OA journals. The article also asks questions about the relationship of OA journals to the promotion and tenure process for academic librarians.