[Open-access] My take on Beall's Rant

Eric F. Van de Velde eric.f.vandevelde at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 23:03:25 UTC 2013

I am adding take on Beall's attack on OA in my latest blog post, which you
can find here:

Some excerpts:

But is it really too much to ask to avoid the lowest level of political
debate, politics by name-calling?

Most of us prefer that these decisions are made by the collective and
distributed wisdom of free-market mechanisms.

Unfortunately, the current scholarly-communication marketplace is far from
a free market.


If Beall believes in the free market, he should support competition from
new methods of dissemination, alternative assessment techniques, and new
journal business models.


Twitter: @evdvelde
E-mail: eric.f.vandevelde at gmail.com
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