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Open access does more harm than good when based on a 'pay to publish' business model

Gadagkar, R (2009) Open access does more harm than good when based on a 'pay to publish' business model. In: Physiology News, 75 (Summer). p. 46.

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The traditional business model adopted by publishers of scholarly journals, that we may call ‘publish for free and pay to read’, leads to an inevitable disparity in access to scholarly literature. The rising costs of journals and the shrinking budgets of libraries have only served to exacerbate this disparity. Admittedly, the open access movement has done a great deal to create a near level playing field for readers of scholarly literature. But I would argue that the segment of open access publishing, that depends on a business model that we might dub ‘pay to publish and read for free’, does more harm than good.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physiology News
Publisher: The Physiological Society
Additional Information: copyright to this article belongs to The Physiological Society
Keywords: Publishing articles in journals
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2021 11:45
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2021 11:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/68297

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