Flipping Journals to Open: Rethinking Publishing Infrastructure

13 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2015

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Benedikt Fecher

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Gert G. Wagner

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin); Berlin University of Technology; German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP)

Date Written: December 2015

Abstract

Open access means that research outputs, such as articles and data, are free of restrictions on access and free of restrictions on use. In the light of recent market developments in academic publishing, we argue in this essay that the discourse about open access must include a discussion about research infrastructure and innovation in academic publishing.

Keywords: Open access, innovation, research infrastructure, science policy

JEL Classification: D02, H41, L17, Z13

Suggested Citation

Fecher, Benedikt and Wagner, Gert G., Flipping Journals to Open: Rethinking Publishing Infrastructure (December 2015). DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1533, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2704227 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2704227

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