Wednesday, October 3, 2012

An Open Letter to Academic Publishers About Open Access

April 1, 2012   |   By: Jennifer Howard in The Chronicle of Higher Education
Dear publishers,

Boycotts, public disagreements, stalled anti-piracy and anti-public-access bills: It's been an interesting time for you lately. Are you nervous? Some of you should be. Not because your business models are on the verge of collapse—commercial academic publishers are unlikely to suffer a mass extinction soon—but because of how researchers themselves are changing. One scholar described it to me as an Academic Spring, a sense of revolution in the air. Think about how much has happened in the past few months:

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