An Ominous Sign For Traditional Academic Publishers? Harvard Faculty Pushing Open Access Publishing.

Thanks to Lawrence Lessig’s Twitter feed, today I came across a memorandum from the Harvard University Faculty Advisory Council lamenting that “[m]any large journal publishers have made the scholarly communication environment fiscally unsustainable and academically restrictive,” and encouraging faculty and students to consider “submitting articles to open-access journals, or to ones that have reasonable, sustainable subscription costs; move prestige to open access.” Faculty Advisory Council Memorandum on Journal Pricing.

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