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Australia's universities have seen significant growth in government research funding, with more to come, but this is not reflected in the output of research monograph publications; structural barriers stand between creation and dissemination of research. This is especially a problem for those working on Australian topics. The author has proposed a new model for funding scholarly publishing in Australia, which may well be applicable to other countries: just a small proportion of the funds committed by the Australian government to research inputs could ensure the publication of research outputs. This would deliver major gains in impact and productivity for government, universities, and individual academics alike.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1087/095315108X248356

Publication date: January 1, 2008

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