A big reason and I wanted to do this story was just to explain how the academic publishing industry works. When you lay it all out -- hopefully we did it clearly -- it's hard not to wonder: Why do scientists put up with this?
Vox has such the right type of a nerdy-curious core audience that that a nearly 4,000 word piece on academic publishing is the most-read story on the site right now bless them.
We want to move to a fully #OpenAccess world where no research is behind a paywall 🔓 These librarians, scientists and funders are making it a reality 👉 | #OpenResearch
When science is locked behind paywalls, it has real-world impacts: It means cancer patients can’t easily access and read the research on their conditions, even though research is often taxpayer-funded.
The academic publishing industry, explained by and Things would NEVER be this way if we were to design academic publishing in 2019. It's now possible to publish for a fraction of the typical cost, but prestige holds us back
Publishing giants = big monopoly capital where knowledge is the commodity. We are all being exploited, and we are all complicit - so how do we resist?
Imagine your tax dollars have gone to build a new road in your neighborhood. But if you want to access the road today, you need to buy a seven-figure annual subscription or pay high fees for one-off trips. That’s basically how academic publishing works.
How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls
Happy to be quoted in this article: The war to free science via
Compelling article by & with one of the clearest explanations I've ever read of how/why academic publishing is broken & what steps are needed to fix it. Depressing that we as scientists have gone along with this scam for so long
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I won't do unpaid work for , a company that “has managed to become incredibly profitable by getting a lot of taxpayer-funded, highly skilled labor for free and affixing a premium price tag to its goods.”
In February, the University of California dropped its nearly $11 million annual subscription to Elsevier, the world’s largest publisher of academic journals. This may herald a revolution in the way science is shared around the world.
An army of librarians, pirates, and science funders are fighting to liberate the world’s academic research from paywalls.
We want to move to a fully #OpenAccess world where no research is behind a paywall 🔓 These librarians, scientists and funders are making it a reality 👉 | | #OpenResearch
We want to move to a fully #OpenAccess world where no research is behind a paywall 🔓 Here's how librarians, scientists and funders are making it a reality 👉 | | #OpenResearch
Academic publishing... an incredibly profitable industry that got rich by "getting a lot of taxpayer-funded, highly skilled labor for free and affixing a premium price tag to its goods."
We want to move to a fully #OpenAccess world where no research is behind a paywall 🔓 These librarians, scientists and funders are making it a reality 👉 | #OpenResearch
We want to move to a fully #OpenAccess world where no research is behind a paywall 🔓 These librarians, scientists and funders are making it a reality 👉 | | #OpenResearch
Please stop investing in “enhancing” PDFs. “‘We’re continuing to invest significantly in digital infrastructure [...] We’re employing thousands of technologists,’ said Elsevier’s Gemma Hersh.”
How the Univ of CA is fighting to keep science from being locked behind paywalls. Wonder what scientists could do...refuse to serve as unpaid peer reviewers until publishing policies change? Important read for all in #MedEd & pt #advocacy via .
Great explainer on open access: “Basically, scientists trade in their hard work, their results for their toils in the lab, for free, to a private industry that makes tons of money off their work, in return for prestige.”
Academic publishing - overripe for disruption. The primary hold-up? Scientists. By &
The war to free science: How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls. #openaccess #OA
We want to move to a fully #OpenAccess world where no research is behind a paywall 🔓 Here's how librarians, scientists and funders are making that a reality 👉 | | #OpenResearch
If the academic publishing industry were a road construction project. Great analogy by and in this piece on journal paywalls:
What's the deal with academic publishing? Great intro to a rapidly changing industry...#HPSR #HealthPolicy via
Really clear explanation by and on how the academic publishing industry works
Thrilled that this big and important feature on the racket that is academic publishing from & is on the site today. #openscience
"...spending on academic journals rose 521 percent between 1986 and 2014. Over that time, the consumer price index — — rose 118 percent..." Where is the difference - 403 per cent?
#118 ‘In 2018, Elsevier’s revenue grew by 2 percent, to a total of $3.2 billion.’ That a company would stymie knowledge just to turn a profit is nauseating and insufferable, at best. Cracking read by Vox
Paywalls Must Fall: how pirates and open access campaigners are winning the war to liberate knowledge for all. #paywallsmustfall
Ladies and Gents, we have it. managed to write something about science that is both accurate and good!
Viel wichtiger, als über "predatory journals" zu lamentieren, ist es, über "parasitäre Organisationen" zu sprechen. 19 % Rendite, dafür, dass man Leuten mit öffentlichen Mitteln erzeugtes Wissen vorenthält, ist einfach zu viel. The war to free science
wow, cost for to access journals jumped $118,000 btwn 2016-2018. illuminating and interesting piece from & on crazy economics of academic publishers
The war to free science: How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world's academic research from paywalls
Great piece from on the drives to open access publishing, and the cultural barriers to its success
"The (pay)walls could fall". Great piece on academic publishing and open access by Vox
Did you know that the average US medical library spends $1.5 million dollars in Elsevier subscription costs per year? We suggest that scientists write Elsevier into Direct costs. The added Indirects can be used to buy more of our journals!
Here’s a great write-up on the struggle we are in to change scholarly publishing, from at . I gave a few good quotes, IMO, alongside UC leaders and others!
Insightful analysis of the scientific publishing, an industry ready for disruption by &
. and I teamed up for a short novella on the latest in the war to free up science and break down academic paywalls.
excellent overview, aimed at nonspecialists, of the #openaccess and larger #scholcomm landscapes. just sent it to my fam. #longreads
In this story, Elsevier give a figure for their *net* [as opposed to operating] profit margin of 19%. First time they’ve given this out, anyone know?
“But there’s a big thing getting in the way of a revolution: prestige-obsessed scientists who continue to publish in closed-access journals. Until that changes, the walls will remain firmly intact.”🔥🔥🔥
If you still don't get the maddening state of scholarly publishing, check this new article by and This is how much publishers are charging for access to YOUR research paid for using YOUR money. Unacceptable. HT
Well-written long read by on the "war to free science". Retweet to anyone you know who isn't yet familiar with the arguments for #openaccess.
I prefer the analogy to a 'revolution' rather than a 'war', but hey... | 'What’s standing in the way of a full-on [#OpenScience] revolution? The culture of science,' write and in "The war to free science" via
Imagine if there were no paywalls and all research was #OpenAccess... Here's how this is becoming a reality 👉 #OpenResearch #OpenScience #OpenData
Well written story on the war to free science: How institutions like , librarians, researchers are liberating science from behind paywalls. #PlanS via
Ongoing expenditures at university libraries (including spending on academic journals) rose 521 percent between 1986 and 2014. #OA #OpenAccess
ICYMI. "The war to free science" (10 June 2019) via #scholcomm
With librarians, data preprints, this from & is great to see.
The war to free science: "How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls" via
The war to free science
The open access wars: How to free science from academic paywalls
"The war to free science" - a nice general summary of where the open access battle lines are (disclaimer, I am quoted) via
The war to free science: How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls.
Shoutout to journal for being highlighted in the recent “The war to free science“ article on their sustainable overlay #openaccess publishing model:
The war to free science: Mounting pressures on the academic publishing industry aren’t so different from the pressures on the music industry in the late ’90s via
This is a great long read in by on the push to liberate academic research from behind paywalls:
The war to free science - How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls. - by and
Hey Jérémy , I hope you've seen your mention here: Kudos for your principled stand on #OpenAccess . It is being widely noticed 🙂
The war to free science: How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls via
The war to free science - How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls by &
The open access wars: How to free science from academic paywalls
"A few Goliaths" vs "thousands of Davids" in scientific publishing. Fascinating article about the ongoing struggle between Elsevier and the University of California for access to scientific studies.
Alright, well, what are we going to do?
Important take on scientific publishing, and ways forward (via on Facebook).
The war to free science - How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls. -
The war to free #science. How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic #research from paywalls.
To the barricades!
Great reporting by on #openaccess. Strong quotes from (with a meniton of ) and others. I couldn't agree more with the closing line from .
The war to free science: tear down those paywalls! via
#OpenAccess Long, but a thorough review of the OA 'revolution'. An excerpt: "But there’s a big thing getting in the way of a revolution: prestige-obsessed scientists who continue to publish in closed-access journals."