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Learned societies turn against scholarship | Medium

Researchers today are caught like fish in a net of slow, overpriced, unethical and dysfunctional publishing practices. Trapped by academic employment rules, funding arrangements and copyright laws, we have long tried unsuccessfully to wrest control of scholarship from corporate publishers. The fight dates back to at least the 1980s, when physicists started circulating their findings […]

A challenge to publishers to justify embargo periods

Embargo periods on scientific research are now fairly commonplace. They are sanctions imposed by publishers on different versions of a research¬†manuscript, often termed the author-accepted manuscript (AAM) or post-print, ¬†in order to delay public release of those versions. Typically at this stage, the publishers themselves have had little or no input to the process besides […]