Will the web save or kill academic journals?

June 23, 2015

In an interview with Wired Magazine, Vincent Larivière, of the University of Montreal’s School of Library and Information Science, has expanded on the results of his study on scientific publishing, released earlier this month. Remarking on the apparent paradox between the rise of the Internet and publisher consolidation, he noted that “what prevailed is indeed the commercial publishing model and not the independent publishing model.” Larivière is ultimately unsure about the future, noting the rise of several open journals such as PLOS One, while admitting that the open source model of journal publication is not for everyone. WIRED