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Flipping Journals to Open: Rethinking Publishing Infrastructure

Discussion Papers 1533, 11 S.

Benedikt Fecher, Gert G. Wagner


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Open access means that research outputs, such as articles and data, are free of restrictions on access and free of restrictions on use. In the light of recent market developments in academic publishing, we argue in this essay that the discourse about open access must include a discussion about research infrastructure and innovation in academic publishing.

JEL-Classification: D02;H41;L17;Z13
Keywords: Open access, innovation, research infrastructure, science policy
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