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Free Content Should scholarly societies embrace open access (or is it the kiss of death)?

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Abstract:

In assessing the role that organizations of scientists with publishing activities – such as scholarly societies – can or should play in furthering the science and practice in their chosen fields, they face a dilemma: should they primarily be fund-raising organizations for other activities in their disciplines, using their publications to bring in the necessary money, or should they be promoters of efficient scholarly communication and use their publications more directly to that end – for instance, by embracing 'open access'.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1087/095315103322110932

Publication date: July 1, 2003

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  • Editor in Chief: Alan Singleton
    North American Editor: Diane Scott-Lichter
    Reviews Editor: Pippa Smart

    Learned Publishing is the journal of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, published in collaboration with the Society for Scholarly Publishing. The journal is published quarterly in January/April/July/October.

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