[Irtalk] Comment - Open and Shut?: Open Access and the Research Excellence Framework: Strange bedfellows yoked together by HEFCE

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 12:50:57 SAST 2015

*In 2009 Harvard's Stuart Shieber wrote on his blog, "Funders and
governments can mandate open access because they can, in the end, refuse to
fund noncompliers. They have a stick. All a university, school, or dean
has, in the end, is a carrot."*


*​Funders are the stakeholders who can mandate open access.*
*The funders want the best return on investment for their funding.*
*The funders do not want to fund the profits of the likes of Elsevier etc..*
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