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[News] Interview About Open Access and New Milestone for Budapest Open Access Initiative

  • Subject: [News] Interview About Open Access and New Milestone for Budapest Open Access Initiative
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 02:45:23 +0000
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The OA Interviews: Sciyo's Aleksandar Lazinica 

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| In their efforts to derail the onward march of 
| Open Access (OA) opponents have conjured up a 
| number of bogeymen about Open Access 
| publishing. First, they maintain, asking 
| authors to pay to publish could turn scholarly 
| publishing into a vanity press. Second, they 
| say, OA publishing will in any case inevitably 
| lead to lax or even non-existent peer review. 
| Third, they argue, OA publishing is not 
| financially sustainable. I felt the breath of 
| all three bogeymen on the back of my neck 
| recently, as I conducted an email interview 
| with the CEO of OA publisher Sciyo, Aleksandar 
| Lazinica â an interview that led the Open 
| Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) 
| to ask Sciyo to remove OASPA's logo from its 
| web site.
| At the heart of the criticism deployed against 
| OA publishing is the claim that levying an 
| article processing charge (APC) on authors will 
| inevitably corrupt the age-old process of 
| scholarly publishing, and the independent peer 
| review system on which it is based. 


The BOAI is eight

,----[ Quote ]
| Happy birthday to the Budapest Open Access 
| Initiative, which is eight years old today. 



Don't restrict the flow of technical knowledge

,----[ Quote ]
| Iâm a member of two IEEE societies that
| publish IEEE Transactions. While most of
| the papers are rather scholarly, I
| sometimes run across one that Iâd like to
| summarize and provide a link for readers to
| download the original paper. That happened
| recently. Knowing that IEEE forbids third
| parties such as T&MW from posting IEEE
| copyrighted work (I can live with that), I
| contacted one of the paperâs authors asking
| if he would post his paper and Iâll link to
| it.
| The author agreed to post his paper, but
| heâs not a member of that IEEE society and
| thus he had no way to download his own
| work. That in itself is inexcusable, but it
| gets worse.

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