Impact of Social Sciences – The only way to make inflated journal subscriptions unsustainable: Mandate Green Open Access.

Amsciforum 2014-04-28


In light of further data provided by Tim Gowers on unsustainable costs of journal subscriptions for academic libraries and stretched university budgets, Stevan Harnad finds that plans for universities to fund open access alternatives will also be a burden as 80% of journals are still subscription-based. What is needed now is for universities and funders to develop mutually reinforcing self-archiving policies, like HEFCE’s new open access policy for the Research Excellence Framework.


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Tags: oa.hefce oa.funders oa.ref ru.sparc oa.rcuk oa.economics_of oa.finch_report oa.business_models oa.mandates oa.fees oa.repositories oa.policies oa.journals

Date tagged:

04/28/2014, 10:37

Date published:

04/28/2014, 08:24