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Playing the (open) publishing game – Top Posts of 2015: open access

Hall, Gary (2015) Playing the (open) publishing game – Top Posts of 2015: open access. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (24 Dec 2015). Website.

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With over 36 million visitors each month, the massive popularity of is uncontested. But posting on is far from being ethically and politically equivalent to using an institutional open access repository, argues Gary Hall.’s financial rationale rests on exploiting the data flows generated by the academics who use the platform. The open access movement is in danger of being outflanked, if not rendered irrelevant by centralised entities like who can capture, analyse and exploit extremely large amounts of data.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 13:56
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:53

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