Journals@Classics-l: digital vs. print and open vs. not
G. Rendell's Friday piece at Inside Higher Ed (Journal Boxes) has touched off a couple of interesting threads at classics-l:
- Sustainability in publishing: print vs. open source journals (initial post; follow-ons)
- Open access (again): an example
- Print vs. digital (delivery format)
- Open access vs. subscription-based services (licensing and distribution policy)
Proponents of open access should be at pains to point out this difference, lest their baby get thrown out with the bathwater. Editors of fee-and-subscription-based journals should be prepared to explain and revise their licensing and access policies to address the legitimate concerns of scholars in the long tail outside the wealthy-tier institutions.
Aside: it's irritating that the UKY listserv software breaks topic threads on a month transition. Somebody should complain.