[Irtalk] "Bottlenecks in the Open-Access System: Voices from Around the Globe" by Elisa Bonaccorso, Reneta Bozhankova et al.
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 10:43:30 SAST 2014
A level playing field is key for global participation in science and
scholarship, particularly with regard to how scientific publications are
financed and subsequently accessed. However, there are potential pitfalls
of the so-called “Gold” open-access (OA) route, in which author-paid
publication charges cover the costs of production and publication. Gold OA
plans in which author charges are required may not solve the access
problem, but rather may shift the access barrier from reader to writer
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