Open Access

Open Access

A concise introduction to open access, covers what open access is and isn't, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold.

Publication date: 01 Jul 2012

ISBN-10: n/a

ISBN-13: 9780262517638

Paperback: 255 pages

Views: 1,799

Type: Book

Publisher: The MIT Press

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported

Post time: 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00

Open Access

Open Access A concise introduction to open access, covers what open access is and isn't, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold.
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Publication date: 01 Jul 2012
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 9780262517638
Paperback: 255 pages
Views: 1,799
Document Type: Book
Publisher: The MIT Press
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported
Post time: 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00
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The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work “open access”: digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder consent, and many authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators who depend on royalties are understandably unwilling to give their consent. But for 350 years, scholars have written peer-reviewed journal articles for impact, not for money, and are free to consent to open access without losing revenue. 

In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn’t, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber’s influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.

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Peter Suber, widely considered to be the de facto leader of the worldwide open-access movement, is Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center, Senior Researcher at SPARC, and Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College.

Peter Suber

Peter Suber, widely considered to be the de facto leader of the worldwide open-access movement, is Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center, Senior Researcher at SPARC, and Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College.


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