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Open access book publishing should be community-focused and aim to let diversity thrive, not be driven by a free market paradigm

Knöchelmann, Marcel (2018) Open access book publishing should be community-focused and aim to let diversity thrive, not be driven by a free market paradigm. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (23 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The whole reasoning around open access for books is now aligned to a commercial agenda, where authors invest in openness with the prospect of greater downloads, citations, and impact in return. Marcel Knöchelmann argues that the free market paradigm is particularly ill-suited to humanities and social sciences book publishing and its many diverse scholarly communities. Equitable foundations for open scholarship should mean having shared infrastructures that support openness, without openness being for sale. We need to radically rethink collaborative efforts to preserve diversity and refocus the intentions of openness on scholarship – requiring a new, community-focused approach.

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 14:42
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109286

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