Open Access (book)

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  • These are Peter Suber's supplements and updates to his book, Open Access: Research Unbound, MIT Press, 2012.

The book

  • ///here give links to MIT, Amazon, etc.; explain when/how it will become OA
  • The text was finished in the spring of 2011, with only one or two small updates inserted after that.
  • The word count is 147k, higher than MIT wanted. In many places I was constrained by the word count. For example, in the preface, I wanted to thank many more colleagues, but in the end I only thanked those who helped with economic support for my OA work.


  • Elsevier boycott

Second thoughts

  • I call OA a "revolution" but say it's not a "radical" idea. What's not a radical step is to (1) solving severe problems harming you and your work by (2) taking advantage of existing technology.