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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Stephen Leeder

Enviado pela AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja

Australian academics seek to challenge 'web of avarice' in scientific publishing

In the wake of editor-in-chief Stephen Leeder’s sacking from the Medical Journal of Australia, academics are challenging the control of a select group of publishing houses over scientific journals
Mitchell Library Reading Room at the State Library of New South Wales
Leeder told Guardian Australia he still felt “pretty beaten up” by the MJA experience, knowledge and scholarly information had gone from being a public good to a “commercial, tradable commodity”.
“The whole academic publishing industry is a gigantic web of avarice and selfishness, and the academic community has not engaged to the extent it perhaps should have to stop it,” Leeder said.
“Scholarly publishing is a bit like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. It’s not totally clear what the hell is going on, but you can be sure someone is making a hell of a lot of money from it.”/.../

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