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The poverty of journal publishing

Beverungen, Armin and Boehm, Steffen and Land, Christopher (2012) 'The poverty of journal publishing.' Organization, 19 (6). pp. 929-938. ISSN 1350-5084


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The article opens with a critical analysis of the dominant business model of for-profit, academic publishing, arguing that the extraordinarily high profits of the big publishers are dependent upon a double appropriation that exploits both academic labour and universities’ financial resources. Against this model, we outline four possible responses: the further development of open access repositories, a fair trade model of publishing regulation, a renaissance of the university presses, and, finally, a move away from private, for-profit publishing companies toward autonomous journal publishing by editorial boards and academic associations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Centre for Work, Organisation and Society
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 19:45
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 15:52

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