“Free” discussion in academia often comes at a price – a handful of publishers monopolize the academic journal industry, says GMC communication studies prof. Jason Schmitt in a recent Huffington Post article. Online journals like the Center for Open Science may herald a new age in academic publishing, widening access and speeding the movement of ideas. “Most in the academic community hope that the new iteration of scholarly articles and publishing will do more good toward humankind than that of a hefty profit margin,” Jason writes. Bloomberg business columnist Justin Fox cited Jason’s piece in a widely distributed January 5 column.
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