If ‘Academic Research’ Must Be Free to the Public, What Can Wikipedia Teach People About Publishing


Many individuals have raised their questions on how an academic research be free of charge, in a way that Wikipedia can educate people the process of publishing.

The European Union offered last month a notification call for all scientific literature to be free of charge to the public. Such action can come up with a powerful moment of contemplation into why the majority of scholarly research is still denied from the public that largely pays for it,  Forbes, reported.

It has been written in April that the academic publishing community is at present being turned upside down by the growing movement towards the availability to all publications.

As PLOS and repositories like arXiv, which are open access journals that render a variety of options from traditional peer reviewed open access through a simple PDF hosting. While a growing number of universities offer institutional repositories that can make PDFs and small data sets that can be accessed around the globe.

A great number of studies have attempted to recognize the exact cost of academic publication and attach dollar amounts to each individual stage of the publishing pipeline. However, it is remarkable that in 2016, the time when an extremely great number sites will host a free of charge PDF and most universities offer web hosting for scholarly publications.

However, Wikipedia completely changed how humbly encyclopedia has been fundamentally reinvented in the Internet era to something almost unrecognizable from the era of print. Wikipedia reimagine encyclopedia as constantly evolving source of knowledge instead of an assembled information of static entries updated periodically.

In a compelling thought, academics desired a worldwide access for their work. Despite of that, they also have their hopes up for tenure, promotion, and raises,  Chronicle reported.

Most institutions took their evaluations on peer-reviewed publications, and these institutions depend on with full trust on the publishers themselves.

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