The impact of contemporary modes of production in university presses




University presses, open access, scientific communication, contemporary modes of production


The aim of the present article was to investigate, through a literature analysis, how contemporary modes of production impact univer-sity presses considering the social, political and economic contexts. The methodological approach consisted of two stages of collec-tion from the Web of Science database: in the first stage we retrieved 42 items related to changes in university presses over the last few years. In the second stage we analyzed 62 papers, related to information technology, refined from the concept of open access as a socio-technical concept. Five categories were selected for the content analysis of the papers: a) publishing market; b) dynamics of publisher; c) interaction with libraries; d) science communication, e) copyright. As the result, we discuss the advantages and potential of open access literature as of 2000, as well as the challenges for ideal, unrestricted and unlimited access to the intellectual production. We argue that further studies should focus on public and private relations, restricted access or open access, production resources, market, book prices, relations of publishing houses and other entities, institutions or companies, treatment of copyright, rep-resentation of society, committees and editorial boards.


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Biografia do Autor

  • Fábio Mascarenhas e Silva, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)
    Docente do Programa do Departamento de Ciência da Informação da UFPE e do PPGCI/UFPE Doutor em Ciência da Informação (USP)









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“The Impact of Contemporary Modes of Production in University Presses”. Brazilian Journal of Information Science: Research Trends, vol. 12, nº 1, maio de 2018,