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We're still failing to deliver open access and solve the serials crisis: to succeed we need a digital transformation of scholarly communication using internet-era principles.

Green, Toby


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  "description": "<p>A year ago, I concluded that we had failed in our quest to make scholarship open access (OA): the race had been won by pirates like SciHub&nbsp;<a href=\"https://goo.gl/oojiU9\">(Green, 2017)</a>.&nbsp;Twelve months on, how do things look?</p>\n\n<p><strong>Key points:</strong></p>\n\n<ul>\n\t<li>We&rsquo;re still failing to deliver open access (OA): around a fifth of new articles will be born free in 2018, roughly the same as in 2017.</li>\n\t<li>Librarians, funders and negotiators are getting tougher with publishers but offsetting, &lsquo;Publish and Read&rsquo;, deals based on APCs won&rsquo;t deliver OA for all or solve the serials crisis.</li>\n\t<li>The authors of Budapest, Bethesda and Berlin OA declarations foresaw three changes with the coming of the internet. Flipping to a barrier to publish (APCs) from a barrier to read (subscriptions) wasn&rsquo;t one of them.</li>\n\t<li>By itself, OA won&rsquo;t reduce costs to solve the serials crisis: a digital transformation of scholarly communications based on internet-era principles is needed.&nbsp;</li>\n\t<li>Following the internet-era principle of &lsquo;fail-fast&rsquo;, what if papers are first posted as preprints and only if they succeed in gaining attention will editors invite submission to their journal</li>\n\t<li>In clinging onto traditional journals to advance the careers of the few (authors), OA is delayed for the many (readers): rebuilding the reputation economy to accept preprints could be the catalyst to deliver OA, solve the serials crisis and drive out predatory journals</li>\n</ul>", 
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  "datePublished": "2018-09-06", 
  "headline": "We're still failing to deliver open access and solve the serials crisis: to succeed we need a digital transformation of scholarly communication using \ninternet-era principles.", 
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    "Predatory journals", 
    "Digital transformation", 
    "Preprints", 
    "Article publication charges (APCs)", 
    "Plan S", 
    "Reputation economy", 
    "Peer review", 
    "Pay wall", 
    "Serials crisis"
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  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1410000", 
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