Open Access – the better access? Academic publishing and its politics

Šimukovič, Elena Open Access – the better access? Academic publishing and its politics., 2016 . In 15th Annual STS Conference Graz 2016: Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies, Graz, Austria, 9-10 May 2016. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]

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Open Access to scholarly literature seems to dominate current discussions in the academic publishing, research funding and science policy arenas. Several international initiatives have been recently started calling for a large-scale transformation of the majority of scholarly journals from subscription model to Open Access. Such a massive transition would indeed affect not only business models and related cash flows but might be also expected to generate new inequalities in distributing resources among different regions or research fields. Thus, the paper at hand aims to serve as an input statement for the upcoming discussion and to provide some background information on Open Access debates.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Open Access; academic publishing; science policy; science and technology studies (STS)
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AC. Relationship of LIS with other fields .
B. Information use and sociology of information > BE. Information economics.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BF. Information policy
E. Publishing and legal issues.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > ED. Intellectual property: author's rights, ownership, copyright, copyleft, open access.
Depositing user: Elena Šimukovič
Date deposited: 03 May 2016 15:51
Last modified: 03 May 2016 15:51


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