Open Access: Should one model ever fit all?
The internet threatened to disrupt academic publishing substantially. Yet there has not been a widespread disruption of research publishing business models. But that is now changing. A massive wave of innovation and demand is forcing a rethink of what it means to publish research, with a strong push to embrace open access (OA).
Yet the diversity of ways that OA is being achieved in different parts of the world means that policies and practices can differ quite substantially and in some cases be in conflict. Who wins? Who loses? And can one model ever fit everyone?