[IRTalk] Open Access, Open Science, Open Society by Thomas Margoni, Roberto Caso, Rossana Ducato, Paolo Guarda, Valentina Moscon :: SSRN

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 15:41:11 SAST 2016

Open Access’ main goal is not the subversion of publishers’ role as driving
actors in an oligopolistic market characterised by reduced competition and
higher prices. OA’s main function is to be found somewhere else, namely in
the ability to subvert the power to control science’s governance and its
future directions (Open Science), a power that is more often found within
the academic institutions rather than outside. By decentralising and
opening-up not just the way in which scholarship is published but also the
way in which it is assessed, OA removes the barriers that helped turn
science into an intellectual oligopoly even before an economic one. *The
goal of this paper is to demonstrate that Open Access is a key enabler of
Open Science, which in turn will lead to a more Open Society.*

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