Scholarship for the Public Good: Paths to Open Access - Calendar - CUNY Graduate Center's Mina Rees Library
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"Open access scholarly literature—roughly, scholarly works that are online and free of charge for all—has developed over the past 20 years from wild idea to widespread reality. Open access journals, books, and repositories are now established parts of the scholarly ecosystem, and many consider near-universal open access to be inevitable.
But publishing itself is not cost-free, so how can open access be achieved? There are many possible paths, some now common, some more experimental. Which of these paths align with our values as researchers, and with the mission of the Graduate Center and CUNY as a whole? Which empower the research community? Which should we pursue, and which should we eschew?
The first event in the “Scholarship for the Public Good” series (learn more below) will explore various paths to open access. The event will feature three experts:
- Peter Suber (Harvard University) will describe the institutional open access policies passed by the faculties of Harvard and many other universities.
- Heather Paxson (MIT) will discuss the transition of society journal Cultural Anthropology from subscription-based to open access, and its ongoing quest to fund publication without article processing charges (APCs).
- Leslie Chan (University of Toronto) will examine high-profit publishers’ problematic approaches to open access (high APCs, vertical integration, and more)...."