How the open access model hurts academics in poorer countries
peter.suber's bookmarks 2019-04-18
[Despite the title, this piece is not about OA as such, or even OA journals as such, but only fee-based OA journals.]
"The rise of open access publishing should be applauded. Scientific research and literature should be made available to everyone, with no cost to the reader.
But there’s a catch: nothing is actually free and someone has to pay. The open access model merely changes who pays. So rather than individuals or institutions paying to have access to publications, increasingly, academics are expected to pay for publishing their research in these “open access” journals. In this way, publishers continue to make money even though they no longer charge readers to access their journals...."
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