As part of Open Access Week 2020 we are hosting a livestream of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship documentary which will be followed by time for discussion. The focal points of the documentary include:
- the need for open access to research and science,
- questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers
- examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier
- looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.
Everyone is invited! If you fancy joining us on Friday 23rd October 10:30am-12pm for the screening, please register here!