• All That Glisters: Investigating Collective Funding Mechanisms for Gold Open Access in Humanities Disciplines

    Author(s):
    Martin Paul Eve (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    TC Digital Humanities
    Subject(s):
    Academe, Scholarly communication
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    open access, scholarly communication, university
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M61C7W
    Abstract:
    BACKGROUND This article sets out the economic problems faced by the humanities disciplines in the transition to gold open access and outlines the bases for investigations of collective funding models. Beginning with a series of four problems, it then details the key players in this field and their various approaches to collective “procurement” mechanisms. DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT The Open Library of Humanities seeks to instigate a collective funding model for an open access megajournal and multijournal system that should enable for a phased transition to a gold open access model that does not require author-facing article processing charges. Libraries who participate then have a governance stake in the platform. NEXT STEPS The project is currently working towards sustainability and launch. Authors’ pledged papers are being called in and libraries are signing up to the model.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Pub. DOI:
    10.7710/2162-3309.1131
    Journal:
    Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication
    Volume:
    2
    Issue:
    3
    Start Page:
    1
    End Page:
    13
    Status:
    Published
    License:
    Attribution

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