Word und die Folgen

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In the beginning was the Word:

There is no single cause of the problems with the economics of scholarly communications. The expectation that we can publish more and more research on the same, or lesser, budgets is one factor. The rise of profiteering commercial publishers is another. There is also a group of smaller other aspects, though, one of which I will discuss here.

It may sound overblown, but a crucial stumbling block in reconfiguring the economics of scholarly communications for the digital age is Microsoft Word.

Und nerdige Markups und -downs sind noch lange keine Lösung, solange man sie nicht Otto-Normal-AutorIn vermitteln kann.