Author Archives: Ryan Regier

About Ryan Regier

Doing Library Stuff. Follow me on twitter at: @ryregier

We are in a golden age of illegal sports streaming and it’s showing us how copyright infringement can result in better content

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The longer Elsevier refuses to make their citations open, the clearer it becomes that their high profit model makes them anti-open

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Why does Elsevier require an exclusive rights transfer to publish Open Access?

There’s been an ongoing push by those in the open access movement to convince authors and publishers that a copyright transfer is not needed to publish scholarly works. The default in the system still seems to be that authors need … Continue reading

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Moving from Open Access ‘Centralism’ to Open Access Radicalism

An interesting thought experiment is comparing the Open Access (OA) movement to other current social movements for progressive change, e.g. Black Lives Matter and #MeToo. Like these movements, OA recognizes an injustice in the system and is fighting to make … Continue reading

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Let’s all get angry about the Serials Crisis again

Something I’ve noticed lately in scholcomm and open access discussions on social media is a misunderstanding of the Serials Crisis. Typically when it gets referred to it is often interpreted that the ‘crisis’ is the high prices of scholarly publishers. … Continue reading

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Where is the Green in Open Access Big Deals?

Open Access ‘Big Deals’ (also called ‘Read-and-Publish’ agreements) have been a big topic of discussion in the last couple years. Richard Poynder defines the term nicely: Here agreements are signed with legacy publishers that combine bulk journal subscription fees (as … Continue reading

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The Institutionalized Racism of Scholarly Publishing

In 2002 the African scholarly publisher, Academic Journals, began publishing  peer reviewed journals. By 2011 they had grown to be a considerably sized publisher, publishing 107 journals with more than 220 employees, and having become an important publishing platform for … Continue reading

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