Hybrid journals offer flexibility to authors by providing them with a choice of publishing models. However, over the years, they have come under significant scrutiny and criticism, such as double-dipping and high APCs. There is a need to strike a balance between open access movement and compensation for publishers.
‘Cultural change’ is in the air, and more museums are joining the movement for open culture, ensuring that it reaches a larger number of people across the globe, proving their relevance in today’s global digital age.
Yesterday we asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for permission to file an amicus brief in litigation involving our BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. (Full brief [pdf]; motion [pdf]).
At Creative Commons USA, we applaud the Department of Education for making this commitment to the public interest and look forward to ways the OER community can support implementation of this rule.