Shifts in academic publishing

Submitted by Alonzo LaMont on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:48am

This short article bandies about a few ideas on the present and future of academic publishing. One of the central themes appears to be the current "revolution" regarding the inability of sustaining the "old model" of author/publisher relationship vs. the still-undefined future model. That future model appears to be shape-shifting around Open Access, but as they say, "the devil's in the details" and from the general tone and questions ---  complications surrounding that future model are in plentiful supply.   

Thanks once again to the Robin Sinn of the Scholarly Communications Group.