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Historians Question Sustainability of Open Access in the Humanities

_Inside Higher Education_ article questions whether the Humanities will prosper within Open Access publishing models developed in the sciences.

Not So Fast on ‘Open Access’
September 24, 2012
By Scott Jaschik

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/09/24/historians-organization-issues-statement-calling-caution-open-access

One Response to “Historians Question Sustainability of Open Access in the Humanities”

  1. mfwinter says:

    And actually, it isn’t just the humanities disciplines that have a problem with the open access model, or at least with the idea of relying on it exclusively. Recently I had a conversation with the editor of the American Sociological Review, and when I mentioned that many librarians are sold on the idea of open access, she demurred almost right away, and used much the same argument offered in this piece about the American Historical Association. Subscriptions, she maintained, are essential to the fiscal health of quite a number of scholarly societies and associations.

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