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The only way to make inflated journal subscriptions unsustainable: Mandate Green Open Access

Harnad, Stevan (2014) The only way to make inflated journal subscriptions unsustainable: Mandate Green Open Access London School of Economics LSE Impact Blog, Spring Issue

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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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Published date: 2014
Keywords: open access, journal publication, institutional repositories, self-archiving, Green OA, Gold OA, sustainability
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 371581
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/371581
PURE UUID: 5b5c52f9-9834-4601-a3f1-8f70b438c90e

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Date deposited: 09 Nov 2014 03:49
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 21:48

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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