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Open but unfair- the role of social justice in open access publishing

Batterbury, Simon (2020) Open but unfair- the role of social justice in open access publishing. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (24 Oct 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Stage one of the Open Access (OA) movement promoted the democratization of scholarly knowledge, making work available so that anybody could read it. However, publication in highly ranked journals is becoming very costly, feeding the same vendor capitalists that OA was designed to sidestep. In this Q&A, Simon Batterbury argues that when prestige is valued over publication ethics, a paradoxical situation emerges where conversations about social justice take place in unjust journals. Academic freedom and integrity are at risk unless Open Access becomes not simply about the democratization of knowledge, but the ethics of its publication too.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2020 10:57
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2021 00:50
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107184

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