[Open-access] New Blog Post

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Jan 2 08:46:21 UTC 2014

Useful ideas.

The main problem is the *Universities* who have shown themselves to be
completely uninterested in any new ideas in scholarly publishing. Your
proposal - like many others - requires some collective action by
universities. But they currently outsource their thinking to commercial
organisations (Google, TR, Scopus, Mendeley, etc.).

On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 2:39 AM, Eric F. Van de Velde <
eric.f.vandevelde at gmail.com> wrote:

> Happy new year!
> To start out 2014, I investigate the following question on my blog:
> Is it feasible to create a self-regulating market for Open Access (OA)
> journals where competition for money is aligned with the quest for
> scholarly excellence?
> I hope the answer satisfies European collectivists and Rand-inspired
> capitalists alike...
> The blog is available at
> http://scitechsociety.blogspot.com/2014/01/market-capitalism-and-open-access.html
> --Eric.
> http://scitechsociety.blogspot.com
> Twitter: @evdvelde
> E-mail: eric.f.vandevelde at gmail.com
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Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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