Historians and Open Access

Motivated by the debate over "Plan S", this lengthy article discusses historians reactions to, and attitudes toward,  recent open access initiatives.  An interesting read.  

Karin Wulf, "A Brief History of History Responding to Open Access," Scholarly Kitchen, February 13, 2019

Another perspective on Open Access and the future of scholarly publishing (comment)


Brian McGill of the University of Maine. School of Biology & Ecology  has published a long post on his blog Dynamic Ecology" on the many problems posed by the transition from subscriber-based publishing to author-paid publishing in  "Open Access and the Reality of Getting from Here to There."

He warns that the transition period marks a "suboptimal valley" where there is no clear model for publishing and that our decisions may actually prolong the lenth of time we spend in that valley.


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