The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship

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Price
$9.99  $9.29
Publisher
MIT Press
Publish Date
Pages
287
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780262512664

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About the Author

John Willinsky is Pacific Press Professor of Literacy and Technology at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED and a developer of Open Journals Systems software.

Reviews

A well-researched and scholarly account of the issues surrounding the publication of research. The book is both balanced and fair in its discussion of the various models and responses to concerns about the accessibility of publicly funded research.

--Science

The Access Principle is a brilliant book, meticulously researched and richly documented.

--Gene Glass and Sherman Dorn, TC Record

The subtitle of this book is somewhat misleading, as 'The Case for Open Access' takes up only a portion of the book. Histories of the scientific journal and the public library movement, while informative, don't add much to his central argument, and his criticism of the Bush administration's claims to a scientific basis for the No Child Left Behind Act is merely a tangent. Still, his book is thoughtful, informed, and thought-provoking, and his account of the role of the Internet and an incipient open-access movement is genuine news.

--New York Sun