Answered By: Ellen Phillips
Last Updated: Jul 27, 2018     Views: 3

We have seen no evidence to suggest that this policy will harm scholarly publishers or societies, or the peer review process. On the contrary, there is evidence to suggest that open access has not resulted in journal subscription cancellations. (Other factors have influenced subscriptions, including diminished budgets and greatly inflated subscription prices.) The oldest open access subject repository, arXiv, has existed and been widely used since 1991—yet the subjects its literature represents, including high-energy physics, have seen no harm done to their publications. BU continues to believe that journals perform indispensable service to the academic enterprise, and to support the journal model of scholarly publishing.




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