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Scientific Publications: The Role of Public Administrations in the ICT Era

Abstract : ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) have radically changed the ecosystem of scientific publishing and have sparked a growing conflict of interest between the publishing houses on the one hand and all the other players on the other. After an in-depth analysis of the minimum requirements of a scientific publishing system and the divorce that is taking place between authors, users, and publishing houses due to the ICT driven revolution, this article describes what the scientific community can do, and in fact has already started to do, to free themselves from the now unjustified yoke imposed by the publishing houses. But all of this would be in vain without an immediate, clear, and determined interven- tion from Public Administrations, which we would ask to have the political courage to define public policies in order to place in the public domain what has been out of it for too long. We ask this for the sake of the common good, and have put together a specific proposal that would require no extra funding and that would not be limited to the so-called ‘hard’ sciences, but would aim to address a problem that has already spread to all areas of research.
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Roberto Di Cosmo. Scientific Publications: The Role of Public Administrations in the ICT Era. UPGRADE : The European Journal for the Informatics Professional, CEPIS, Council of European Professional Informatics Societies, Frankfurt am Main, 2006, 7 (3), pp.41-48. ⟨hal-03362932⟩

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