Participation in the Current System

Nancy Davenport, Barbara DeFelice, Gary Evoniuk, Pollyanne Frantz, Julie Hannaford, Jeff Mackie-Mason, Jane McAuliffe, Jennifer Pesanelli, Paul Royster, Crispin Taylor, Michael Wolfe

Abstract

Do researchers and scientists participate in the current system of scholarly publishing because they like it, they need it, they don’t have a choice in the matter, or they don’t really care one way or another? What perceptions, considerations and incentives do academicians have for staying the course (like impact factors and tenure points), and what are their pressures and incentives for changing direction (like lowering publishing charges)?

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