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Open Access Is a Research Community Matter, Not a Publishing Community Matter

Harnad, Stevan (2011) Open Access Is a Research Community Matter, Not a Publishing Community Matter Lifelong Learning in Europe, XVI, (2), pp. 117-118.

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It is ironic that some publishers are calling Green OA self-archiving “parasitic” when not only are researchers giving publishers their articles for free, as well as peer-reviewing them for free, but research institutions are paying for subscriptions in full, covering all publishing costs and profits. The only natural and obvious source of the money to pay for Gold OA fees – if and when all journals convert to Gold OA -- is hence the money that institutions are currently spending on subscriptions -- if and when subscriptions eventually become unsustainable.

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Published date: 2011
Keywords: open access, self-archiving, self-archiving mandates
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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Date deposited: 05 Jun 2011 01:02
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:25

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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