Posada, Alejandro, and George Chen. 2017. “Publishers Increasingly in Control of Scholarly Infrastructure and This Is Why We Should Care.” The Knowledge G.A.P. (blog). September 20, 2017.

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June 15, 2018

Critical Commentary

Angela Okune: This 2017 blog post by Alejandro Posada and George Chen was received with great surprise and shock by many activist scholars who did not realize how academic publishing companies' business strategies have leveraged the increasing widespread uptake and investment into Open Access and been acquiring much of the scholarly infrastructure for greater data analytics and quantification of scholarly publishing and outputs. This naturally has great implications for academic review processes and incentives. This blog post has spurred greater conversation about the role that academics and public universities have in maintaining and investing in public knowledge infrastructures (rather than outsourcing them to private companies).