The Academy is Broken Stories

Technical and legal barriers

* Research products (data, materials, source code, etc.) often cannot be reused due to technical and legal restrictions (e.g. copyright).


* Overly restrictive copyright transfer agreements impede knowledge circulation, and contribute to an oligopoly of publishers and information service providers.


Deficits of the Current Scholarly Communication System:


Kraker, P., Dörler, D., Ferus, A., Gutounig, R., Heigl, F., Kaier, C., … Wandl-Vogt, E. (2016, June 15). The Vienna Principles: A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century. Zenodo.


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Idea No. 53