KMWorld CRM Media Streaming Media Faulkner Speech Technology Unisphere/DBTA
Other ITI Websites
American Library Directory Boardwalk Empire Database Trends and Applications DestinationCRM EContentMag Faulkner Information Services Fulltext Sources Online InfoToday Europe Internet@Schools Intranets Today KMWorld Library Resource Literary Market Place OnlineVideo.net Plexus Publishing Smart Customer Service Speech Technology Streaming Media Streaming Media Europe Streaming Media Producer Unisphere Research



News & Events > NewsBreaks
 



Back Index Forward
Twitter RSS Feed
Weekly News Digest

October 3, 2017 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

CLICK HERE to view more Weekly News Digest items.

A Response to Elsevier's Statement on the Future of OA

In a Medium article, “A Response to Elsevier’s Insights Into Making the Transition to Open Access Possible,” Toby Green writes to Gemma Hersh, Elsevier’s VP of policy and communications, “You are quite correct, there is no international consensus for which open access model is best. However, waiting for consensus and taking an approach where ‘structural challenges need to be worked through by all stakeholders together’ brings to my mind Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot because, if the past two decades since [the] Budapest [Open Access Initiative] are anything to go by, waiting will only result in more pointless bickering, no definitive conclusion and open access will arrive, but only tomorrow.

“Your suggestion that a regional approach to gold open access might be a way forward pains me as much as Lucky’s soliloquy does the protagonists in the play. If there is one industry that is truly global in nature, it is scholarly publishing. This won’t be news to you, but if scientific articles are increasingly co-authored on an international basis and these papers tend to be more highly cited, then surely it is … nonsense that an article could be open in Europe but closed in Australia. A regional approach would also prolong inequality between the haves and haves not, which must be unacceptable at a time when digital has opened the way to bridging divides at almost no cost. …

“You are the world’s largest STM publisher, yet the insights you present show a surprising lack of ambition to take a lead in the transition to open access: you seem content to remain by your tree, looking at your boots muttering ‘is nothing to be done? …’”

Continue reading the article here. Read Hersh’s article, “Working Towards a Transition to Open Access,” here.



Send correspondence concerning the Weekly News Digest to NewsBreaks Editor Brandi Scardilli

Related Articles

7/14/2015Elsevier Promotes Data Sharing With Reciprocal Linking
7/18/2017Elsevier and Other Scholarly Publishers Target Content Pirates
8/3/2017Elsevier Acquires bepress
8/31/2017Battles With Elsevier Over Fair Treatment Continue
9/7/2017Elsevier Pledges Support for Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines


Comments Add A Comment

              Back to top