[LINK] Open access publishing not a threat to research grants

Brendan Scott brendansweb at optusnet.com.au
Mon Jan 29 15:52:17 AEDT 2007

Glen Turner wrote:
> Tom Worthington wrote:
>> Perhaps some indicator is needed to show those articles for which
>> authors have paid to have published. These can then be discounted buy
>> the reader (and excluded from reputable lists of published research).
>> Unfortunately Australian universities have been encouraging such vanity
>> publishing by their own university presses.
> IEEE and ACM publications usually ask for money. This is done
> separately from the paper committee and your paper is published
> regardless.  So 'paid to be published' isn't straight-forward to
> identify.
> What you are seeing here is a bunfight between the ARC and
> the universities about if open access publishing is part
> of the 'infrastructure' (and thus not funded by ARC grants)
> or not.  The ARC are on the back foot because they currently
> fund 'paper charges' such as the one's I described above.

Do they factor in cost savings in the (future) access to open research papers?


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