Against Squandering Scarce Research Funds on Pre-Emptive Gold OA Without First Mandating Green OA

Amsciforum 2013-03-10


The only thing that needs to be mandated in order to generate universal Open Access is the deposit of the refereed, accepted final draft of all journal articles. Publishing in a Gold OA journal can also be encouraged, but again, on no account mandated; and money need not and should not be thrown at it either (by any funder that has not already mandated Green OA), not only because the expense is not necessary in order to provide OA itself, but because the pre-emptive asking price today is arbitrarily high, subscriptions are still paying for most journals, and the majority of existing Gold OA journals do not even charge for publication, but continue to sustain themselves on subscriptions and subsidy!



10/18/2010, 05:30

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Date tagged:

03/10/2013, 13:24

Date published:

05/15/2009, 18:07