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"The publishing model that most politicians and funders now seem to embrace, is called ‘Open Access’. Access to the manuscript is free, but the researchers (yes, you) foot the bill; in which case, it could be argued that the cost of open access publication should be included in the research budget....

Danger! ...

If an individual researcher pays then, maybe, the quality of a study or manuscript is no longer necessarily the concern of the publisher. So-called ‘predatory’ journals discovered this hole in the market, and accept whatever paper of whatever quality as long as it is being paid for. Alternatively, articles are now being deposited in open access repositories, without any peer review or formatting requirements...."


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Tags: oa.plan_s oa.objections oa.debates oa.predatory oa.fees oa.misunderstandings oa.quality oa.peer_review oa.repositories oa.journals

Date tagged:

04/07/2019, 10:30

Date published:

04/07/2019, 06:30