Open Science Uncut: Researchers and Plan S

Kirstine's bookmarks 2018-11-16


There’s a petition going around, getting signed by researchers against Plan S.  The petition claims that Plan S “is a serious violation of academic freedom”. 

It sounds a tad extreme, but I can’t help but be reminded of Stockholm Syndrome, the psychological condition where hostages maintain a ” psychological alliance with their captives as a survival strategy during captivity” every time I peruse the open petition.

So I don’t want for one second to assert that publishers are any way the same thing as regular hostage takers, but I can’t help but think as researchers as captors, unable to break through the psychological  barriers of tradition, status quo, prestige.


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Date tagged:

11/16/2018, 15:56

Date published:

11/16/2018, 10:56