A Revolution in Science Publishing, or Business as Usual?

peter.suber's bookmarks 2020-03-30

Summary:

"These successes, though, have also revealed divisions within the open-access community over two now-familiar questions: Who should run the publishing houses? And who should pay for the whole system? Instead of an open-access commons run by scholars in the public interest, the new open-access revolution increasingly looks like it will depend on the same big commercial publishers, who, rather than charging subscription prices to readers, are now flipping the model and charging researchers a fee to publish their work. The result is a kind of commercial open-access — a model very different than what many open-access activists envisioned.

Some advocates see corporate open-access as a pragmatic way of opening up research to the masses. But others see the new model as a corruption of the original vision — one that will continue to funnel billions of dollars into big publishing companies, marginalize scientists in lower income countries, and fail to fix deeper, systemic problems in scientific publishing...."

Link:

https://undark.org/2020/03/30/science-publishing-open-acess/

From feeds:

Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » peter.suber's bookmarks

Tags:

oa.new oa.plan_s oa.debates oa.progress oa.business_models oa.academic_led oa.economics_of oa.fees oa.latin_america oa.south

Date tagged:

03/30/2020, 13:14

Date published:

03/30/2020, 09:16