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What's Wrong with Scholarly Publishing?
Rory McGreal

Last modified: 2019-11-02


The free sharing of scholarly research is essential for supporting the UNESCO Strategic Development Goal 4: Education for all. Open access (OA) can be effective in reducing the knowledge divide that separates and partitions societies. Researchers and educators worldwide continue to face significant challenges related to providing increased access to high quality research, while containing or reducing costs. New developments in information technology, especially with mobile computers such as phones, tablets, and other devices highlight the shortcomings and challenges for the traditional education community. Such technologies have the potential to increase access and flexibility to research by rendering it ubiquitous.