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flavoursofopenscience's bookmarks 2018-09-02


"If a large proportion of academics were to simultaneously boycott these journals, they would quickly lose their value and the incentive to publish there would be reduced. The academic community could then transition the flow of knowledge from commercially-owned journals to fair open-access systems that are more in line with the ideals of the community....

We plan to grow a community of academics who pledge to exclusively support community-owned free open access publication systems. Crucially, pledges made by members will only become active when a pre-specified threshold of support has been reached in the academic community, with names anonymised until this time, allowing individuals to show support without risking their livelihoods....

Our Kickstarter-like system of pledges will be launched in 2019...."


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Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » flavoursofopenscience's bookmarks
Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » peter.suber's bookmarks

Tags: oa.fair oa.pledges oa.signatures oa.collective_action oa.advocacy oa.boycotts oa.copyright oa.publishing oa.business_models oa.fok

Date tagged:

09/02/2018, 10:23

Date published:

09/02/2018, 08:46