Dan Scott
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First name
Dan
Last name
Scott
Organization/institution name
Social Sciences Directory Limited
Type of institution
Publisher
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Publisher
What's the level of OA awareness where you are?
High
What are your goals for OA Week?
Continue to build awareness and education amongst the academic and wider community about the material benefits of OA - in the narrow sense of improved time-to-publication, copyright retention, unrestricted access and increased dissemination & citation; and the wider sense of providing better value-for-money and greater sustainability for taxpayers

Dan Scott's Blog

Regulation and Reality: experiences of a ‘gold’ open access social sciences publisher

When the British government took the brave decision to implement all of the recommendations of Dame Janet Finch’s Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings, in July 2012, I for one gave a little jump for joy. I worked for six years in traditional subscription publishing and became increasingly disillusioned with the flagrant abuse of taxpayers’ money, as well as the many flaws within the publishing system itself – loss of copyright, time-to-publication, the…

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Posted on October 25, 2012 at 9:40am

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