Posted by: bluesyemre | November 17, 2015

What Open-Access Publishing Actually Costs by Ellen Wexler #OpenAccess

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In academe, ideas cost money. But how much? Advocates for open-access journals say that academic research should be free for everyone to read. But even those proponents acknowledge that publishing costs money — the disagreement is over the amount. The issue was highlighted last month, when all six editors and all 31 editorial-board members resigned from Lingua, a prominent linguistics journal, after a disagreement with the journal’s publisher, Elsevier, over how much libraries and authors should pay.

http://chronicle.com/article/What-Open-Access-Publishing/234108


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