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The unintended consequences of Open Access publishing – and possible futures

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalGeoforum
Early online date25 Dec 2019
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DateAccepted/In press - 15 Dec 2019
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 25 Dec 2019

Abstract

Journal publication in geography changed significantly in the late 20th century as its dominance by learned societies was captured by (large, multi-national) commercial organisations making large profits from freely-donated authors’ intellectual property. Further changes are now proposed, involving journals being freely accessible, sustained not by subscriptions but rather by author payments, which will enhance capitalist publishers’ profit-making potential and disadvantage authors. Alternatives are needed, returning to the earlier model whereby research papers are not treated as profit-making commodities.

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  • Academic Capitalism, Journal Publishing, Open Access, Plan S

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