[open-science] Elsevier (again) and Community Networks
rds45 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Oct 21 19:10:42 UTC 2014
I agree with Mr Gunn: write the article and submit it to a preprint server,
and/or to a low-cost open access journal like the PeerJ.
On 21 October 2014 20:07, William Gunn <william.gunn at gmail.com> wrote:
> You should publish it in an open access journal that offers fee waivers to
> those who can't pay, such as PLOS ONE, PeerJ, eLife, or F1000Research.
> William Gunn
> +1 (650) 614-1749
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 4:09 AM, William Waites <ww at eris.okfn.org> wrote:
>> So even though I'm mostly doing unrelated work at the moment, I've
>> been involved with community operated rural broadband infrastructure
>> for a while . There's quite some activity around this, and some
>> friends from Catalunya that came to Edinburgh to visit a while ago are
>> guest editing a special issue of an Elsevier journal .
>> It would probably be a good thing to write an article for it, and
>> there are a couple of things I've been meaning to write about for some
>> time, and it would be nice to have it in a volume together with others
>> working on similar projects.
>> But my work on this is unfunded, any money we have is better spent on
>> and in the community and $2400 fee to have an article made Open Access
>> is in any case too much in this context.
>> I bring this up on the list because it is a very strange example that
>> may become more common of funded academia colliding with community
>> projects normally done on a shoestring. It is manifestly against the
>> ethic of community projects to create closed literature and it is
>> unreasonable to expect community projects to cough up to subsidise
>> So what should I do? Thoughts?
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