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The expansion of open access is being driven by commercialisation, where private benefit is adopting the mantle of public value

Holmwood, John (2018) The expansion of open access is being driven by commercialisation, where private benefit is adopting the mantle of public value. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (02 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Plan S is the latest initiative to propose that all publicly funded science should be available in open access formats from the day of first publication. However, John Holmwood argues it is important to recognise that open access is itself being promoted in the name of commercial interests, including new, for-profit disrupters but also the large publishing conglomerates capturing the production and distribution of open access platforms. Open access mandates risk excluding authors unable to pay article processing charges, and also pose a threat to the learned societies and not-forprofit publishers which have done much to support their epistemological communities, particularly in the humanities and social sciences.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2018 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: 19 Mar 2021 14:30
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109255

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