Article: Plan S, self-publishing, and addressing unreasonable risks of society publishing

Article published in Learned Publishing 33(1), 64-68.

Key points
– Societies face increasing pressure to contain costs and retain revenues, which are threatened by open access mandates.
– Funders and other science publishing campaigns need to recognize the value of learned societies and work with them to sustain the production of quality knowledge.
– Self-publishing via preprint servers may threaten the quality of academic research.
– Societies can reinforce their value proposition through a model of academic entrepreneurship, including research activities, media engagement, and consultancy.

Author: Quan-Hoang Vuong

13 January 2020