Withdrawal of labour from publishers in favour of the US Research Works Act

Connotea Imports 2012-07-31


"To show my support for both open access and this initiative [to defeat the RWA] I have therefore decided that, from this point onwards and until further notice, I am not prepared to publish with, or otherwise give my free labour to, presses in favour of the Research Works Act. This applies to the peer-reviewing of journal articles, book proposals, manuscripts and all other forms of scholarly and editorial work. This is not a decision I have taken lightly - not least because I have a number of friends who edit journals published by some of these presses. However, as a long-standing advocate of open access in the humanities it is an issue I feel strongly about, so hopefully they will understand and perhaps even feel encouraged to put pressure on their publishers to either withdraw from the AAP because of its support for this bill, or join MIT and a number of other presses in publically disavowing the AAP’s campaign in favour of the Research Works Act...."



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Date tagged:

07/31/2012, 11:48

Date published:

01/24/2012, 16:49