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Open Access, Innovation, and Research Infrastructure

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Benedikt Fecher, Gert G. Wagner

In: Publications 4 (2016), 17, 8 S.


In this article we argue that the current endeavors to achieve open access in scientific literature require a discussion about innovation in scholarly publishing and research infrastructure. Drawing on path dependence theory and addressing different open access (OA) models and recent political endeavors, we argue that academia is once again running the risk of outsourcing the organization of its content.

Keywords: innovation, Open Access, research infrastructure, scholarly publishing, green open access, gold open access, diamond open access, journal flipping

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