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.