Copyediting’s Role in an Open-Access World

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"In an earlier article in Against the Grain titled “The Value Added by Copyediting” (September 2008), I raised the question of whether the move toward self-archiving of less-than-final versions of articles carried a risk of corrupting scholarship by tempting students and scholars to rely on imperfect versions of reported research because of their greater ease of access. Green OA has much to be said for it as a vehicle for more widespread and rapid dissemination of research, but it is not, I suggested, a perfect solution in every respect. What compromises would we be making by too readily accommodating ourselves to a new world of multiple variants of articles, I wondered? ..."


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Date tagged:

07/31/2012, 12:46

Date published:

09/06/2011, 12:42