What happens when proponents of education stand up against capitalistic practices of publishers?

I have often wondered how all that great content, from scholarly journals, is made available to researchers. I know that this may sound nieve but I imagined that peer-reviewed academic content was basically free (or very close to being free).

Recently, I came across an article, written by Lindsay McKenzie, that opened my eyes about the challenges faced by those who are interested in providing scholarly content and the publishers who make that content available for students and professionals who read and perform research.

After reading this article, I wondered if publishing conglomerates (e.g. Elsevier), are now vying for greater controls that may diminish access to scholarly works?

Take a look at the article for yourself.  Then decide if it is now time for, “…a new fully open-access journal called Quantitative Science Studies.” (McKenzie 2019)

 

Source.

McKenzie, Lindsay (14 Jan. 2019). Editorial Mutiny at Elsevier Journal. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/01/14/elsevier-journal-editors-resign-start-rival-open-access-journal?fbclid=IwAR3ur4_hNNbCFuBEwYOwcP3rV7boqp3fuB2Q32iAxgsnL-PX9NLf03oZWrY

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