Disrupting the subscription journals’ business model for the necessary large-scale transformation to open access

  title={Disrupting the subscription journals’ business model for the necessary large-scale transformation to open access},
  author={Ralf Schimmer and Kai Karin Geschuhn and A. Vogler},
  journal={ScienceOpen Research},
Abstract This paper makes the strong, fact-based case for a large-scale transformation of the current corpus of scientific subscription journals to an open access business model. The existing journals, with their well-tested functionalities, should be retained and developed to meet the demands of 21st-century research, while the underlying payment streams undergo a major restructuring. There is sufficient momentum for this decisive push toward open access publishing. The diverse existing… 

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