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To what are we opening science? Reform of the publishing system is only a step in a much broader re-evaluation.

Leonelli, Sabina and Prainsack, Barbara (2015) To what are we opening science? Reform of the publishing system is only a step in a much broader re-evaluation. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (21 Apr 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Openness is being invoked as a silver bullet to increase the productivity and cost-effectiveness of academic research. Sabina Leonelli and Barbara Prainsack argue that openness is more than just a blanket strategy to reduce costs. The failure to recognise neoliberal commodificaton and the false premise that open science will necessarily save money are two major misconceptions. Openness in science is not an end in itself, but it should always be in the service of something good.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 11:33
Last Modified: 05 May 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70574

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