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Editor’s Choice: Scholarly publishing is broken. Here’s how to fix it

Source: Scholarly publishing is broken. Here’s how to fix it | Aeon Ideas

By Jon Tennant on Aeon, 7/18/2018

Excerpt: “The world of scholarly communication is broken. Giant, corporate publishers with racketeering business practices and profit margins that exceed Apple’s treat life-saving research as a private commodity to be sold at exorbitant profits. Only around 25 per cent of the global corpus of research knowledge is ‘open access’, or accessible to the public for free and without subscription, which is a real impediment to resolving major problems, such as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals…”

Read full article: https://aeon.co/ideas/scholarly-publishing-is-broken-heres-how-to-fix-it

Jon Tennant is a palaeontologist and independent researcher and consultant, working on public access to scientific knowledge. He is based in Berlin, Germany.