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RESCHEDULED: To Read and Be Read: When Monopolists Control Access to Academic Prestige

Large commercial journal publishers have historically taken advantage of the scholarly authors and referees who give publishers monopoly rights to control access to their work. Publication in prestigious journals is crucial to a successful career in the academic world, and authors continue to donate their work to these publishers' journals due to the their earned prestige from a long history of publishing high quality work.

However, over the last two decades, there has been much discussion of an alternative “open access" model of scholarly publishing, in which published articles are made freely available online and where authors or their universities pay a fee to the publisher for handling their articles.

Join Ted Bergstrom, Distinguished Professor of Economics & Aaron and Cherie Raznick Chair of Economics, UC Santa Barbara, for a discussion about the power of commercial publishers and how the transition to open access publishing may begin to reduce that power, while also helping universities save money and promoting competition in the publishing industry.

To Join the Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 338 719 0527
Passcode: 287644
Find your local phone number: https://drexel.zoom.us/u/a3DcyAbXo

About Open Access Week
Open Access (OA) Week is an annual, international event promoting open access to research. Launched in 2007, OA Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research

Thursday, October 22, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Stacy Stanislaw