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Subscribing to Open Access for Research and Scholarship

Open access subscriptions? Check out John’s latest column on Slaw.ca using historical analysis to point the way to a future alternative:

Among those of trying to imagine an alternative economic arrangement for scholarly publishing that will result in public access to research and scholarship, the journal subscription has become seemingly immovable impediment to the wider distribution of this form of intellectual property. This had led me to do a bit of historical digging into the commercial transaction of the subscription, as part of a larger project on learning’s role in the formation of intellectual property concept over many centuries. Read more…

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