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About the White Paper
As the cost of academic journals continues to rise, institutions and individual scholars are increasingly at risk of losing access to leading research. Time is running out to break this dangerous cycle. This white paper brings together key literature and insights from 5 expert open access (OA) advocates to survey the journal publishing landscape and explore ways research can affordably be made OA. The paper argues the keys to an OA future are: decentralization of the journal market, online-only publishing, and democratization of article production via services.
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“Our scholarly communication system is still grappling with OA. Together we should be creating new solutions that offer a diversity of approaches.”
“We need to move to business models by design, and not by necessity...whatever works easiest and best with OA as the outcome!”
University of California Press
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