Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The first part of this headline has been reported over and over again in surveys. It's the second part, though, that threatens to undermine the commercial publishers' business model. "Only about one in five faculty members are confident enough protections exist in academic publishing to prevent research fraud." If the whole review and quality assurance process can't be trusted, then what unique value is being offered by commercial publishers? Here's the link to the full study from Ithaka S+R (I don't know why Higher Ed Dive wouldn't provide this, but they don't).

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