Open Access, Innovation, and Research Infrastructure

Author: Fecher, B. & Wagner, G.
Published in: Publications, 4(2)
Year: 2016
Type: Academic articles

In this article we argue that the current endeavors to achieve open access in scientific literature require a discussion about innovation in scholarly publishing and research infrastructure. Drawing on path dependence theory and addressing different open access (OA) models and recent political endeavors, we argue that academia is once again running the risk of outsourcing the organization of its content.

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Benedikt Fecher, Dr.

Forschungsprogrammleiter: Lernen, Wissen, Innovation


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