The poverty of journal publishing | Armin Beverungen -

peter.suber's bookmarks 2012-12-31


Abstract:  The article opens with a critical analysis of the dominant business model of for-profit, academic publishing, arguing that the extraordinarily high profits of the big publishers are dependent upon a double appropriation that exploits both academic labour and universities’ financial resources.Against this model, we outline four possible responses: the further development of open access repositories, a fair trade model of publishing regulation, a renaissance of the university presses, and, finally, a move away from private, for-profit publishing companies toward autonomous journal publishing by editorial boards and academic associations.


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Tags: oa.societies oa.economics_of oa.up oa.repositories

Date tagged:

12/31/2012, 16:28

Date published:

12/31/2012, 11:28