Transformative Agreements, Funders and the Publishing Ecosystem: a Lack of Focus on Equity - The Scholarly Kitchen

peter.suber's bookmarks 2020-12-20


"As I watch how the open publishing landscape is evolving, I worry that we are approaching a new status quo and need to step back for a moment, and consider the impact on the ecosystem of funders, institutions, societies, publishers and academics (in their roles as both authors and readers).

I worry that in seeking openness, we are serving a blow to equity. It is a reality that in a time of a COVID-19 pandemic, institutions are suffering financially. Indeed, all participants of the research ecosystem are suffering. In this post I argue that funders, be they national or private, should consider directly funding their field through funding societies and institutions, with a focus on equitable distribution of funds across scholarly communities. Such an approach would temper the impact of the new status quo — the inexorable rise of the transformative agreement, which systematically disadvantages scholars at less wealthy institutions...."


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Tags: oa.offsets oa.agreements oa.dei oa.funders oa.economics_of oa.south oa.recommendations oa.objections oa.debates oa.mathematics oa.ams oa.societies oa.business_models

Date tagged:

12/20/2020, 16:06

Date published:

12/20/2020, 11:06