The Publisher's Association's impact assessment on OA is pretty much as you'd expect | Martin Paul Eve | Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing
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The Publisher’s Association has commissioned a report that seems to be their latest attempt at painting open access to research as economically damaging to the publishing sector. It shamelessly plays on the rhetoric of “UK PLC” in an attempt to appeal to government politicians but doesn’t mention the benefits to society of having research openly available or the savings to the public purse of publicly funded institutions of higher education not paying billions of £s in subscriptions. However, the conclusions therein are, sadly, if predictably, extremely poor distortions of the real situation in my view.