About APCs and the lie where publisher hide behind (4) The real scandal are libraries (3)

17 November, 2023

Ngozi Eunice Osadebe, Nigeria writes

"So what do you want Libraries to do?"

Don't spent your money on the commercial publishing sector.

Cancel all subscriptions. Pay no APCs.

With the money saved, do two or three things:

(1) hire local workers to make all research output of the institutions fully freely available online.

(2) support some cross-institutional initatives that work to support scholarly disciplines

and a third thing, only if the faculty complains, spend some of the money saved on beefing up faculty travel.


Written by Thomas Krichel http://openlib.org/home/krichel on his 21349th day.

HIFA profile: Thomas Krichel is Founder of the Open Library Society, United States of America. Professional interests: See my homepage at http://openlib.org/home/krichel Email address: krichel AT openlib.org