Publishers arguing badly for longer embargoes, again.
peter.suber's bookmarks 2015-04-21
"The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is arguing that an AAP-funded study supports the AAP position that federal open-access policies should allow longer embargoes.
The AAP argument is deceptive. Among other things, it doesn't mention that the study on which it relies was AAP-funded. While I have no quarrel with the study itself, the argument from the study to the AAP's pet conclusion is utterly invalid. See my analysis at the time the study appeared, anticipating the current AAP position, "What doesn't justify longer embargoes on publicly-funded research."https://plus.google.com/+PeterSuber/posts/gPRFVdDD8Dg "