[Irtalk] “Christmas is over. Research funding should go to research, not to publishers!” - LERU : League of European Research Universities

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 10:59:19 SAST 2015

*Nowadays, European universities pay publishers significant parts of their
university budget. Hundreds of millions of euro's. Money which is not
directly spent on research and education, even though it is largely
taxpayers´ money.* As Harvard University already denounced in 2012, many
large journal publishers have rendered the situation “fiscally
unsustainable and academically restrictive”, with some journals costing as
much as $40,000 per year (and publishers drawing profits of 35% or more).
If one of the wealthiest universities in the world can no longer afford it,
who can?

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