Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This post discusses the subscribe-to-open (S2O) model "whereby a journal shifts from subscription access to OA, but the libraries who were subscribers under the old model continue paying in order to keep the journal financially viable."" The obvious risk is that libraries might not feel a willingness or inclination to keep paying for a journal they could get for free. The core question, says Rick Anderson, is "if the S2O model fails for the journal or journals in question, would the library and its institution be worse off than it was before S2O was adopted?"

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Last Updated: Apr 21, 2021 11:23 a.m.