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Í framhaldi af yfirlýsingu ráðherraráðs Evrópusambandins frá 23. maí 2023 er freistandi að vekja athygli á nýlegri bloggfærslu hans sem ber yfirskriftina „The Beginning Of The End For Academic Publishers?“
„This vicious cycle has been allowed to go on for so long, that more and more experts are now calling for precisely such a disruptive break. The time for small, evolutionary steps has passed and the parasitic publishing corporations have shown little willingness over the last decades even to just mitigate, let alone solve the problems caused by their extractive business models. For more than a decade, an ever-growing group of researchers have called to cut out these parasitic middle-men. It now finally seems as if our arguments have been convincing. Everything in the Council’s conclusions reiterates what the open science community has been fighting for in all this time: vendor lock-in needs to be broken, scholarly governance established and fragmenting silos replaced with interoperable, federated infrastructure.“