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From: Richard <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 08:33:39 -0500

it comes down to a privileged class wanting to retain their privilege:
in this case, choosing to preserve tenure and appointments for an
elite by submitting their work to prestige journals. Scihub lets them
have their cake and eat it- they can continue to submit to the same
publishers and have their consciences salves by pretending to be
engaged in some bizarre form of social justice



> On Mar 3, 2016, at 6:43 PM, LIBLICENSE <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> From: Rick Anderson <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 16:30:38 +0000
>
>> What am I missing? Do researchers not realize their agency?
>
> I think they do, but like all agents, the range of choices available
> to them is limited. Junior faculty technically have the option of
> placing their work wherever they want, but if they want to get tenure,
> their realistic options are more limited and they may have to publish
> in a journal that requires them to give up their copyright.
> Researchers (depending on the field) may have extremely limited
> options when it comes to funding sources — so if, for example, the
> National Institutes of Health says that accepting a grant from them
> means accepting certain kinds of reuse licensing on the resulting
> publication, the real-world impact on researcher’s choicemaking is
> significant. And so forth. No one’s agency is absolute. Not only do we
> all get to make choices, but we’re also very often forced to make
> choices.
>
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> Rick Anderson
> Assoc. Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication
> Marriott Library, University of Utah
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