The Power of Free: In search of democratic academic publishing strategies – Ctrl+Alt+Dem

lterrat's bookmarks 2016-10-18


"In this polemical essay, I intend to engage with the current system of academic publishing, in light of the debates about possible Open Access publishing strategies. I write my remarks from my own position in the field: as an Arts scholar (a linguistic anthropologist to be precise), tenured at a European University (Tilburg University, to be precise), with a degree of seniority in my field and with a reasonably full publishing track record. It is my view that the debate on Open Access, which currently opposed in a rather random way a 'Gold' versus a 'Green' strategy, should consider some fundamental issues related to the economic dimension of academic publishing, of the motives and rationale for publishing as an academic, and on available alternatives. Lacking such reflections, the debate risks becoming a reiteration of stereotypes and 'inevitabilities' and may lead not to improvement but to a 'race to the bottom'."


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oa.libarts oa.publishing oa.negative oa.objections oa.progress oa.linguistics oa.anthropology oa.ssh oa.business_models oa.economics_of oa.europe oa.debates oa.repositories oa.journals

Date tagged:

10/18/2016, 14:13

Date published:

10/18/2016, 15:00