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Vss satellite talk3

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Vss satellite talk3

  1. 1. Moving towards inexpensive and open publishingAlex.Holcombe@sydney.edu.auSchool of Psychology http://www.slideshare.net/holcombea/ @ceptional
  2. 2. Open science, alternative reviewing modelsOpen Access (OA) “Publishing services are worth a lot of $$”Elsevier & boycotting “Either the author has to pay or the library has to pay” “Vision Research is venerable & valuable so should be exempt” “We have good OA journals already in perception, so we don’t need to do anything”
  3. 3. Scientist meets Publisher Academic knowledge is boxed in by expensive journals.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMIY_4t-DR0
  4. 4. Open science, alternative reviewing modelsOpen Access (OA) “Publishing services are worth a lot of $$”Elsevier & boycotting
  5. 5. JOURNAL / PUBLISHER COST • Elsevier was the main backer of the RWA $10,780/article • Elsevier opposes the FRPAA $85/page $80/page (introductory rate is even cheaper) $1350/article
  6. 6. JOURNAL / PUBLISHER COST • Elsevier was the main backer of the RWA $10,780/article • Elsevier opposes the FRPAA $85/page $80/page (introductory rate is even cheaper) $1350/article
  7. 7. Online inst.Publisher Journal subscription/ per page year VisionElsevier AU$4836 AU$1.91 Research BrainElsevier AU$24,047 AU$2.52 Research Pion Perception AU$1340 AU$1.13Elsevier Cognition AU$1397 AU$0.78
  8. 8. Monopoly + Profit $ = maximization
  9. 9. Monopoly + Profit $ = maximization
  10. 10. Individual action •Editors of journals can resign, move to inexpensive/OA journals •Deposit your manuscripts in your institutional repository (green road to OA) •putting them on your personal webpage not recommended •Review preferentially for OA journals (e.g. http://thecostofknowledge.com/) •Submit preferentially to OA or nearly-OA journals •JoV, i-Perception •PLoS journals (fee waived for those who can’t pay) •Frontiers •J. Neurophysiology ($75 per final-published PDF page, article free after 12 months) •Proc Roy Soc London B (free within 12 mos.) •PNAS (free within 6 mos.) •Seeing & Perceiving (Brill allows archiving)
  11. 11. Individual actionCollective action
  12. 12. The “Live and Let Live” argument for inaction:Those disliking Elsevier or closed access generally can submit elsewhere,but no collective action like editorial boards decamping is needed.BUT • Impact factor / journal prestige usually trumps all other considerations to keep old journals on top • Most researchers are in a bind, therefore not enough will act individually to topple status quo • Junior author problem • Lack of funds prevents many of us from submitting to open access journals.Together these factors mean that “Live and let live” will result in NO or very slowchange.
  13. 13. Open science, alternative reviewing modelsOpen Access (OA) “Publishing services are worth a lot of $$”Elsevier & boycotting “Either the author has to pay or the library has to pay” “Vision Research is venerable & valuable so should be exempt” “We have good OA journals already in perception, so we don’t need to do anything”
  14. 14. Collective action “Either the author has to pay or the library has to pay” •Consortia of university libraries to give small percentage of “Need to lay out a roadmap for the subscription fees to fund open access journals transition to open access that maintains the quality of the editorial •Organize your university/institute/dept to mandate Green OA work” (repository archiving) •Lobby your country’s government or research funders to mandate OA (within 6 months of publication and/or repository archiving) •Entire editorial board of journal resign, move to better publisher •Find a new publisher / merge with another journal •Delegate a working party to work out possible terms with other publishers that meet criteria: •Non-profit or at least not profiteering •Not oppose RWA, FRPAA, etc. Work in partnership with funders towards progressive models •If funds/man-hours not available for gold OA, use CambridgeUP, Oxford Journals, BioMed Central, Ubiquity Publishing, Wiley...
  15. 15. Collective action “Either the author has to pay or the library has to pay” •Consortia of university libraries to give small percentage of “Need to lay out a roadmap for the subscription fees to fund open access journals transition to open access that maintains the quality of the editorial •Organize your university/institute/dept to mandate Green OA work” (repository archiving) •Lobby your country’s government or research funders to mandate OA (within 6 months of publication and/or repository archiving) •Entire editorial board of journal resign, move to better publisher •Find a new publisher / merge with another journal •Delegate a working party to work out possible terms with other publishers that meet criteria: •Non-profit or at least not profiteering The fault... lies •Not oppose RWA, FRPAA, etc. Work in partnership with not in our stars funders towards progressive models but in ourselves that we are •If funds/man-hours not available for gold OA, use underlings CambridgeUP, Oxford Journals, BioMed Central, Ubiquity Publishing, Wiley...

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