SIGMETRICS Digest - 4 Jun 2014 to 6 Jun 2014 - Special issue (#2014-91)

David Watkins David.Watkins at SOLENT.AC.UK
Tue Jun 10 08:06:00 EDT 2014

Dear Colleagues

There has been considerable recent debate here about Open Access versus 
'Traditional' publishing and the role of commercial publishers.

A current scandal in the UK has evidenced that the commercial sector is 
actively trying to suppress debate on its role and business models by 
unethically interfering with the normal editorial process.

Taylor and Francis has lost the confidence and trust of the creators of a 
well-known journal, Prometheus, and the resulting stink over censorship 
and academic freedom  has rightly made the general press.

Well worth checking out since it has implications for all academics and is 
of particular note to this list. The THES report is a good place to start 
and has links to the disputed - censored! - article  and general debate.

Please spread to other ASIS&T lists as appropriate

David Watkins

Professor David Watkins
Faculty Director of Postgraduate Research Students

Southampton Solent University
East Park Terrace
Southampton SO14 0YN
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 2380 319 610

david.watkins at
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