Funder open access platforms โ€“ a welcome innovation? | Impact of Social Sciences

lkfitz's bookmarks 2018-07-05


"Funding organisations commissioning their own open access publishing platforms is a relatively recent development in the OA environment, with the European Commission following the Wellcome Trust and the Gates Foundation in financing such an initiative. But in what ways, for better or worse, do these new platforms disrupt or complement the scholarly communications landscape? Tony Ross-Hellauer, Birgit Schmidt and Bianca Kramer examine the ethical, organisational, and economic strengths and weaknesses of funder OA platforms to scope the opportunities and threats they present in the transition to OA. While they may help to increase OA uptake, control costs, and lower the administrative burden on researchers, possible unintended consequences include conflicts of interest, difficulties of scale, or potential vendor lock-in."


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Tags: oa.funders.private oa.platforms oa.infrastructure oa.obstacles oa.costs oa.policies.funders oa.mandates oa.fees oa.journals oa.wellcome oa.europe oa.gates_foundation oa.publishing oa.economics_of oa.recommendations oa.principles oa.interoperability oa.floss oa.policies oa.funders

Date tagged:

07/05/2018, 17:02

Date published:

07/05/2018, 13:02