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

Wiley and Projekt DEAL reach new open access agreement (comment)

Friends:

A new post in the Scholarly Kitchen blog discusses an agreement between the large publisher Wiley and Projekt DEAL representing institutions in Germany.  It explains in detail several other options that academic institutions and publishers might choose to move forward with "open access," "hybrid" and "read and publsh" agreements.

"Celebrating 30,000 Open Access Articles … PARs, RAPs, and Exploring Implications" by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe for the Scholarly Kitchen blog, Jan 22, 2019.

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

Friends:

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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