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The Changing Landscape of Open Access Publishing: Can Open Access Publishing Make the Scholarly World More Equitable and Productive?

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Richard G. Dudley

Cornell Universitiy, US
About Richard
Richard Dudley has worked with developing country scientists and managers, to better understand, conserve and manage natural resources. Dudley's experience includes small scale fisheries, park management, conservation, assessment of societal impacts on natural resources, and higher education. Dudley has also applied system dynamics modeling concepts to complex policy questions related to both resource management, and other international development issues. Dudley held long term project leadership positions in Indonesia and Oman, and has held other long-term positions in Indonesia, Malawi and Zambia. Prior to much of his international work Dudley held teaching / research positions at US universities. Dudley returned to the USA in 2009 and is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Cornell University.
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Almost 50% of scholarly articles are now open access in some form. This greatly benefits scholars at most institutions and is especially helpful to independent scholars and those without access to libraries. It also furthers the long-standing idea of knowledge as a public good. The changing dynamics of open access (OA) threaten this positive development by solidifying the pay-to-publish OA model which further marginalizes peripheral scholars and incentivizes the development of  sub-standard and predatory journals. Causal loop diagrams (CLDs) are used to illustrate these interactions.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2345
How to Cite: Dudley, R.G., 2021. The Changing Landscape of Open Access Publishing: Can Open Access Publishing Make the Scholarly World More Equitable and Productive?. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 9(1), p.eP2345. DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2345
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Published on 21 Feb 2021.

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