Open Access - neither green road nor golden road, is this the road to hell?

  • In keeping with the views of its guru, Stephen Harnard, the open access movement is only prepared to discuss the two models of the "green road" and the "golden road" as sole alternatives for the future of scientific publishing. The "golden road" is put forward as the royal road for solving the journals crisis. However, no one has drawn attention to the fact that the golden road represents a purely socialist solution to a free-market problem and thus continues the "samizdat" tradition of underground literature in the former Eastern bloc. The present paper reveals the alarmingly low level at which the open access movement intends to publish top-class results from science and research, and the low degree of professionalism with which they are satisfied.

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Author:Rafael BallGND
Parent Title (German):Vortrag am 5th Frankfurt Scientific Symposium, 22-23 Oktober 2005
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2005/10/28
Year of first Publication:2005
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2005/10/28
Page Number:10
Institutes:Zentrale Einrichtung / Universit├Ątsbibliothek
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 02 Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaften / 020 Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaften
Sammlungen:Sonstige / 5th Frankfurt Scientific Symposium
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht