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Title: Publisher, be damned! From price gouging to the open road
Authors: Harvie, David
Lightfoot, Geoff
Lilley, Simon
Weir, Kenneth
First Published: 21-May-2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge) : STM, Behavioural Science and Public Health Title
Citation: Prometheus : Critical Studies in Innovation, 2013, 31 (3), pp. 229-239
Abstract: The economics and organization of academic publishing have been the subject of much controversy recently – within the UK and internationally. Both journalists (e.g. Monbiot, 2011) and academics (e.g. Gowers, 2012) have objected to publishers’ pricing practices and business models. The past few years have not only witnessed debate, but more energetic activity too. One publishing giant is currently boycotted by academics, and not for the first time. In a few instances, editorial boards have resigned en masse in protest at high subscription prices. We have seen the creation of numerous open-access initiatives and dozens of new open-access journals, including the über-respectable Public Library of Science (PLoS). In 2012, a group commissioned by the UK government published the results of its year-long study into the academic journal market and the feasibility of adopting open access (Finch Report, 2012). In this Proposition, we review some of these developments. [Taken from introduction]
DOI Link: 10.1080/08109028.2014.891710
ISSN: 0810-9028
eISSN: 1470-1030
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article. Non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly attributed, cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way, is permitted. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted.
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