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Do we need to “fail fast” to achieve open access?

Green, Toby (2018) Do we need to “fail fast” to achieve open access? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (22 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Progress to open access has stalled. After two decades of trying, the proportion of born-free articles is stuck at 20%. Kicking off the Impact Blog’s Open Access Week coverage, Toby Green suggests the solution to our financially unsustainable scholarly publishing system may lie in rethinking traditional processes using internet-era norms. Embracing the principle of “fail fast”, all papers should first be published as freely available preprints to test whether they “succeed” or “fail”, with journals then competing to invite authors to publish. This would reduce the costs of the expensive, straining peer review system while ensuring all papers are available to all readers.

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: 23 Mar 2021 14:36
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2021 00:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109285

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