Editorial Board Resigns to Protest Publisher Policies

Monday, March 25, 2013

Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, reports in his blog that the entire editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration has resigned in order to protest restrictive licensing policies by Taylor & Francis, the publisher of the journal.   In their resignation, linked in the post, the board members stated that they "came to the conclusion that it is not possible to produce a quality journal under the current licensing terms offered by Taylor & Francis and chose to collectively resign."

The next day, The Chronicle of Higher Education picked up the story: Journal’s Editorial Board Resigns in Protest of Publisher’s Policy Toward Authors

There is no word yet about whether the editorial board is considering a move to Open Access publishing options.

  • Ada Emmett
    Director, Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, KU Libraries

  • Josh Bolick
    Scholarly Communication Librarian
    Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, KU Libraries

  • Marianne Reed
    Digital Initiatives Coordinator
    Digital Initiatives & Discovery Services, KU Libraries

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