While some hope that OA will create a more accessible literature, new data about NSF funding and some logical extrapolations suggest it may actually exacerbate the Matthew Effect, choking off opportunities to publish for those without the funding necessary.
Is open access publishing prone to vanity press behavior? A recent study provides questionable results.
Is the creation of an author publication fund really an experiment? Or a piece of fiscal advocacy dressed up in scientific clothes?
Librarians must choose between fiscal irresponsibility and a conflict with academic freedom when establishing open access publication funds.
In creating a ‘level playing field’ for open access publishers, we put non-profit publishers at a great disadvantage.
Will $800 buy you a publication in a Bentham Science journal?
$50K is more than enough money for an author OA fund claims Cornell Library Board.
Transparency and accountability are at the heart of Open Access. If only library advocates would walk the talk.
New report outlines guidelines for establishing central publication funds. Success of these funds may spell failure for libraries.