Impact of Social Sciences – Miseducation of Scholarly Communication: Beyond binaries and toward a transparent, information-rich publishing system
"The Society for Scholarly Publishing recently hosted a session on open access publishing and authors’ rights titled 'Open Access Mandates and Open Access ‘Mandates’: How Much Control Should Authors Have over Their Work?' This post is the edited text from Micah Vandegrift‘s talk along with his accompanying slides. Scholarly communication is mired in a binary, black and white system that pits closed versus open and publisher against librarian, but he argues the reality is much more grey than that. The entire system would be improved by great transparency (honesty), more active/productive author voice in the discussion, and clearer straight-forward human readable contracts with options ..."