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Dissemination through disintermediation

Fyson, Richard, Carr, Leslie and Coles, Simon J. (2012) Dissemination through disintermediation At Digital Futures 2012 The Third Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference, United Kingdom. 23 - 25 Oct 2012.

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Thus far, the Web has had a disruptive impact on a range of industries, including academic publishing. But in many respects, it is business as usual; journal publishers control a significant portion of the market and charge significant fees for the content they provide, yet this content is produced, validated and consumed by the academic community, providing a perfect opportunity for disintermediation. Using practical-led sciences as a case study, this paper examines the hold journal publishers have on academic dissemination and how these factors may be exploited in encouraging disruptive innovations. Sourcing ideas from a range of literature, including game theory, knowledge management and collective behaviour, this paper goes on to propose some requirements from a system that might be used to encourage dissemination among scholars, before concluding on future work that may put some of these ideas to the test

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Submitted date: 10 August 2012
Published date: 24 October 2012
Venue - Dates: Digital Futures 2012 The Third Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference, United Kingdom, 2012-10-23 - 2012-10-25
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Chemistry


Local EPrints ID: 344875
PURE UUID: d5f85a63-d43f-4942-8e88-89be485f0c77
ORCID for Leslie Carr: ORCID iD
ORCID for Simon J. Coles: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 08 Nov 2012 09:53
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:13

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Author: Richard Fyson
Author: Leslie Carr ORCID iD
Author: Simon J. Coles ORCID iD

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