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Current Berkman People and Projects 2013-03-24


"The entire editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration <> just resigned to protest the restrictive licensing policy imposed by its publisher, Taylor & Francis. In negotiations, T&F offered a less restrictive license in exchange for a $2995 publication fee. The board found this unacceptable and resigned....It looks like the editorial board has not yet taken a further step, such as building on its experience and credibility to launch a new, OA or less-restrictive journal to cover the same research niche. I realize that would be a big step. But the board should know that 20 previous boards at other journals resigned en masse to protest restrictive publisher policies, and then took the next step of launching new journals with less restrictive policies. Here's the inspiring list of those 20 cases from the Open Access Directory.
It appears that JAL's final offer was a hybrid OA option with a high fee. If true, and if the resigned board launches a new journal, it will be the first one ever to do so to protest restrictive policies at a hybrid OA journal, as opposed to restrictive policies at a full-TA journal...."


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Date tagged:

03/24/2013, 10:38

Date published:

03/24/2013, 06:38