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Commentary: “Open Access and the Author-Pays Problem: Assuring Access for Readers and Authors in a Global Community of Scholars”

Commentary: “Open Access and the Author-Pays Problem: Assuring Access for Readers and Authors in a Global Community of Scholars”

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“The following commentary appears in the latest issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Title

Open Access and the Author-Pays Problem: Assuring Access for Readers and Authors in a Global Community of Scholars

Authors

A. Townsend Peterson University of KansasFollow

Ada Emmet Purdue UniversityFollow

Marc L. Greenberg University of Kansas

Source

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication Vol. 1, No. 3 http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1064

From the Commentary

This commentary is not a criticism of OA publishers with author-pays systems, such as PLoS, which has creatively faced a difficult challenge and stands as an example of a successful non-profit OA publishing endeavor. Nor is this commentary an attack on OA journals in general. On the contrary, this paper advocates developing a robust and vibrant variety of OA journals. Two of the authors are also publishers of OA journals that do not follow the ‘authorpays’ system, described briefly later in this commentary.

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Posted on: March 26, 2013, 7:01 am Category: Uncategorized