Who Decides?

Ivy Anderson, Mel DeSart, Lee Cheng Ean, Remi Gaillard, Susan Gibbons, Adam Huftalen, Joan Lippincott, Salvatore Mele, Ralf Schimmer, Deborah Stine, John Vaughan

Abstract

Tied to [the] question of who should decide the future of open access, who should have the power to make changes to scholarly publishing practices? Do these powers flow from publishers, institutions, tenure committees, funding agencies, authors, or all of the above? All of the above? None of the above? What are the pros, cons, and consequences of different institutions and interest groups developing and implementing their own solutions (even the one-off variety)? Is federal oversight needed? Global coordination (through an organization like UNESCO)?

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