A price to be paid for open-access academic publishing | Letters | Education | The Guardian
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"[Sarah Kember:] Your analysis of the scandal of aspects of scientific publishing (Editorial, 5 March) was on point in highlighting that, despite the best intentions, open-access routes have thus far delivered little by way of savings for universities (and therefore the taxpayer).
The headlong rush towards further adoption of open-access models demands careful thought. While questions around access to scientific research tend to grab attention, the long tail of implications are a particular concern for those of us working in the arts and humanities...."
[I]n all but the most specialist institutions, the sciences will win out as a priority for acquisitions....