Category Archives: Open Access

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Time to say goodbye to Elsevier

I just checked the linguistics journals that Elsevier offers: Ampersand Assessing Writing Computers and Composition Discourse, Context and Media English for Specific Purposes Journal of Communication Disorders Journal of English for Academic Purposes Journal of Fluency Disorders Journal of Neurolinguistics … Continue reading

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The rights and permissions disaster

I want to report on my experience with getting the rights for a collection of the most important papers by Tilman Höhle, which I am coediting with Marga Reis and Frank Richter and which will appear in the Classics in … Continue reading

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How to switch quickly to diamond open access: The best journals are free for authors and readers

The conventional wisdom among experts is that open access (OA) publication is better in all respects: Publications are not hidden behind paywalls, authors get more citations for their work, and results of publicly funded research are available to the public. … Continue reading

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Why “Fair Open Access” may not be good enough

The recent Ling-OA initiative, supported by the Dutch organizations NWO and VSNU, aims for “Fair Open Access”, which is defined in the following way: * The editorial board owns the title of the journals. * The author owns the copyright … Continue reading

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Are commercial interests setting our agendas?

It is often observed that there is a danger that doctors may be corrupted by the pharmaceutical industry – the interest in selling drugs may not always be in harmony with the interest in curing patients, and thus commercial interests … Continue reading

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