The fundamental problem blocking open access and how to overcome it: the BitViews project

@article{Lamanna2019TheFP,
  title={The fundamental problem blocking open access and how to overcome it: the BitViews project},
  author={Camillo Lamanna and M. Manna},
  journal={Insights: The UKSG Journal},
  year={2019},
  volume={32}
}
  • Camillo Lamanna, M. Manna
  • Published 2019
  • Business
  • Insights: The UKSG Journal
  • In our view the fundamental obstacle to open access (OA) is the lack of any incentive-based mechanism that unbundles authors’ accepted manuscripts (AMs) from articles (VoRs). The former can be seen as the public good that ought to be openly accessible, whereas the latter is owned by publishers and rightly paywall-restricted. We propose one such mechanism to overcome this obstacle: BitViews. BitViews is a blockchain-based application that aims to revolutionize the OA publishing ecosystem… CONTINUE READING
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