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Movie screening "Paywall. The business of scholarship"

21 November, 4.30 pm, with an introduction by Dr. Marijke Leliveld (FEB)
20 November 2018

Did you know that the profit margins of academic publishers like Elsevier are greater than those of companies like Apple, Facebook or Google? What is the rationale behind the $25.2 billion per year being earned by commercial publishers? How does the model of subscription-based academic journals affect academia?

Join us for the screening of "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship" with an introduction by Dr. Marijke Leliveld (Faculty of Economics and Business).

  • Wednesday, 21 November, 4.30 pm
  • University of Groningen Library City Centre, Jantina Tammes Room, 4th Floor
  • Introduction and screening (1h 5min) will be in English
The documentary addresses issues like journal price inflation, inequalities in access to research between wealthy and lower-income countries and the use of journal-based metrics in research evaluation.

The film features interviews with high-ranking researchers, representatives from Wikipedia Library, Sci-Hub and various publishing companies.

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