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Fair open access: returning control of scholarly journals to their communities

Holcombe, Alex and Wilson, Mark C. (2017) Fair open access: returning control of scholarly journals to their communities. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (23 Oct 2017). Website.

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he problem of how we should transition to open access is now urgent. The current situation is one of exorbitant subscription journals and expensive open-access ones, and to address it requires organised action from academics. The Fair Open Access Alliance, set up to facilitate the conversion of existing subscription journals to open access, is an example of such organisation. Alex Holcombe and Mark C. Wilson outline the group’s five Fair Open Access Principles and encourage all librarians, researchers, and administrators to work together to secure agreement to cancel subscriptions and to pool funds to pay for open access infrastructure.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 13:00
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2021 23:25

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