[Irtalk] Large sums are going from research to publishers instead of being used to further research – What can we do about it? | Stockholm University Press Blog
hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 16:42:00 SAST 2015
«Christmas is over» is part of the title of a statement from LERU (League
of European Research Universities). Here, LERU laments the large sums going
from research to publishers instead of being used to further research.
It is difficult to disagree with LERU in that this situation, where
publishers reap huge profits from selling science’s own work back to
science, represents a problem for science. And a statement pointing to this
problem is, of course, one small step towards rectifying it. An
unacknowledged problem will stay unsolved. *But how have publishers managed
to get this stranglehold on science?*
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