February 06, 2014

Anthropology journal moves to open-access model

The scholarly journal Cultural Anthropology is going open-access in an attempt to return “publishing to the commons, where academic life begins.” The publication has just published its first free, open-access article online. “The economic impact of open access is very difficult to gauge at this point,” says Brad Weiss, a former president of SCA, the society that publishes the journal. “The SCA is fortunately well positioned to handle even major expenses in the years between now and the end of 2017. Beyond that, the SCA hopes to show that a major journal can remain viable through a combination of grants, institutional sponsorships, and, crucially, membership support.” | Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

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