[Irtalk] Impact of Social Sciences – To what are we opening science? Reform of the publishing system is only a step in a much broader re-evaluation.

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 10:46:51 SAST 2015

Openness is being invoked as a silver bullet to increase the productivity
and cost-effectiveness of academic research. Sabina Leonelli and Barbara
Prainsack argue that openness is more than just a blanket strategy to
reduce costs. *The failure to recognise neoliberal commodification and the
false premise that open science will necessarily save money are two major
misconceptions.* Openness in science is not an end in itself, but it should
always be in the service of something good.

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