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Publications 2016, 4(2), 17; doi:10.3390/publications4020017

Open Access, Innovation, and Research Infrastructure

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German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin 10108, Germany
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Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin 10117, Germany
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Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Berlin University of Technology, Berlin 10623, Germany
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Academic Editor: Barbara Meyers Ford
Received: 25 March 2016 / Accepted: 10 June 2016 / Published: 20 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Current Operational Issues in Open Access)
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Abstract

In this article we argue that the current endeavors to achieve open access in scientific literature require a discussion about innovation in scholarly publishing and research infrastructure. Drawing on path dependence theory and addressing different open access (OA) models and recent political endeavors, we argue that academia is once again running the risk of outsourcing the organization of its content. View Full-Text
Keywords: innovation; Open Access; research infrastructure; scholarly publishing; green open access; gold open access; diamond open access; journal flipping innovation; Open Access; research infrastructure; scholarly publishing; green open access; gold open access; diamond open access; journal flipping
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Fecher, B.; Wagner, G.G. Open Access, Innovation, and Research Infrastructure. Publications 2016, 4, 17.

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