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Open access: the whipping boy for problems in scholarly publishing

Kingsley, Danny; Kennan, Mary Anne


With this paper, we hope to foster debate about the place of open access (OA) in scholarly publishing. After providing a background to OA’s development and current state, we examine some of the accusations leveled against it: that OA publishers are predatory, that OA is too expensive, and that self-depositing papers in OA repositories will bring about the end of scholarly publishing. After contextualizing each accusation, we show that they arise from problems with not only access, open or...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-08
Type: Journal article
Source: Communications of the Association for Information Systems


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