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Equity for Open-Access Journal Publishing

  • Stuart M. Shieber mail

    Affiliation: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Stuart M. Shieber is the Director of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard University.

  • Published: August 04, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000165

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Hybrid model

Posted by ibaxter on 04 Aug 2009 at 18:25 GMT

I would think that Universities could allow those funds to be spent on open access fees at hybrid journals as long as the universities subscription was reduced that amount. That would solve the tragedy of the commons problem. If publishers wouldn't agree to those terms, then the funds couldn't be used.

Competing interests declared: I am a section editor at PlosONe