The Open-Access Movement is Not Really about Open Access

Jeffrey Beall, , Dec 09, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I found this article to be pretty funny, though I suspect it's a serious attempt to discredit the open access movement. "The OA movement is an anti-corporatist movement that wants to deny the freedom of the press to companies it disagrees with. The movement is also actively imposing onerous mandates on researchers, mandates that restrict individual freedom. To boost the open-access movement, its leaders sacrifice the academic futures of young scholars and those from developing countries, pressuring them to publish in lower-quality open-access journals." Enjoy.

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