Plenary 3: OA Transformation - From Subscription to OA
- Alexandre Bourban (UNIGE)
- Thomas Krichel (Long Island University)
This talk introduces economic aspects to scholarly communications.
Many of them come from my first-hand experience or thought over the years. I also want to set the scene to understand the scope of the issues for the discussants.
Dr. Shulenburger will examine how scholarly communications got to its current dysfunctional state and chart the course toward an affordable and accessible future. Some tactics may well lead to worsening the scholarly communications system; his remarks will focus on identifying dysfunctional tactics while encouraging persistence in those that will lead to improvement.
Dr. MacKie-Mason will discuss the underlying economics of the scholarly publishing industry. He will then focus on the implications for different pathways to achieve open access, and to reduce publisher monopoly power, de-constructing some of the myths common in current conversations about these issues.