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Funder open access platforms - a welcome innovation?

Ross-Hellauer, Tony, Schmidt, Birgit and Kramer, Bianca (2018) Funder open access platforms - a welcome innovation? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (04 Jul 2018). Website.

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Funding organisations commissioning their own open access publishing platforms is a relatively recent development in the OA environment, with the European Commission following the Wellcome Trust and the Gates Foundation in financing such an initiative. But in what ways, for better or worse, do these new platforms disrupt or complement the scholarly communications landscape? Tony Ross-Hellauer, Birgit Schmidt and Bianca Kramer examine the ethical, organisational, and economic strengths and weaknesses of funder OA platforms to scope the opportunities and threats they present in the transition to OA. While they may help to increase OA uptake, control costs, and lower the administrative burden on researchers, possible unintended consequences include conflicts of interest, difficulties of scale, or potential vendor lock-in.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 12:29
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2020 00:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91155

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