Acceso abierto a la publicación científica

Buen repaso de la realidad del acceso abierto a partir del reciente caso de Lingua/Glossa. Cito:

Broadly speaking, open access means that research outputs, such as articles and data, are free of restrictions on access and free of restrictions on use. The call for open access for articles is often justified with the fact that essential parts of the scientific publishing process, for example writing an article and reviewing it, are completed by the scientific community. Nonetheless, most of the research—that is to large degree financed by public funds—is hidden behind paywalls. This situation is aggravated by the fact that libraries are increasingly struggling with high license fees for journals and debatable package deals, while publishing houses like Elsevier, Wiley or Springer are highly profitable. To put it provocatively: The costs to access research outputs is being paid twice by the taxpayers, for the researchers who produce articles and the libraries that purchase the articles.

Fuente: Benedikt Fecher y Gert Wagner: Flipping journals to open: Rethinking publishing infrastructure in light of Lingua/Glossa case | The impact blog (LSE)


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