Mike Taylor versus Graham Taylor…
Here’s the official complete and unabridged version of Mike Taylor’s excellent point-by-point rebuttal of the Guardian article I posted about yesterday. Read it!
Originally posted on Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week:
Today’s Guardian has a piece by Graham Taylor, director of academic, educational and professional publishing at the Publishers Association, entitled Attacking publishers will not make open access any more sustainable.
It’s such a crock that I felt compelled to respond point-by-point in the comments. I did, but because my response was too long for the Guardian‘s comment field, I had to break it into three parts [part 1, part 2, part 3].
Here is the whole thing — Together At Last!
As we discuss the access crisis and Academic Spring, it’s great that the Guardian is allowing a platform to representatives of the academic publishing industry. It gives them a chance to demonstrate how utterly bankrupt their position is, and it’s kind of Graham Taylor to oblige. His article is a catalogue of distortions and mispresentations from start to finish.
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