The risk of open access becoming integrated into existing commercial publishing - the need of a global system of noncommercial open access scholarly communications

Babini, Dominique The risk of open access becoming integrated into existing commercial publishing - the need of a global system of noncommercial open access scholarly communications., 2014 [Preprint]

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English abstract

In Europe and USA scholarly communications have been outsourced and one of the most profitable businesses was built by main international commercial scholarly publishers, which today offer to take care of open access, building a new enclosure to knowledge for the Global South, and distracting governments, funding agencies and the scholarly community, in the North and in the South, from the need to build a global open access ecosystem based on shared and interoperable institutional, national and international non-commercial open access repositories and publishing platforms. If we want voices from the Global South to have more participation and impact in global conversations about issues that concern us all, the global scholarly community has to take good care of open access scholarly communications, including the peer-review, quality control and evaluation indicators systems.

Spanish abstract

Las comunicaciones académicas en Europa y Estados Unidos se han tercerizado a las principales editoriales académicas comerciales que han desarrollado uno de los negocios más rentables, y que hoy se ofrecen para ocuparse del acceso abierto, construyendo nuevos cercamientos al conocimiento para el Sur Global, esta vez cobrando por publicar, y distrayendo a los gobiernos, agencias que financian la investigación y la comunidad académica, tanto en el Norte como en el Sur, de la necesidad de construir un ecosistema global no-comercial de acceso abierto basado en repositorios institucionales, nacionales e internacionales colaborativos e interoperables y plataformas de publicación. Si queremos que las voces del Sur Global tengan más participación e impacto en las conversaciones globales sobre temas que nos preocupan a todos, la comunidad académica y científica mundial debe ser quien cuide de las comunicaciones académicas en acceso abierto, incluyendo la revisión por pares, el control de calidad y los sistemas de indicadores de evaluación.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: Scholarly communications; open access; repositories; journals; research evaluation; article processing charges (APCs)
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
Depositing user: Dra. Dominique Babini
Date deposited: 28 May 2015 12:23
Last modified: 28 May 2015 18:26


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