Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.
Licensed CC-BY-4.0--the most open of Creative Commons licenses -- free to use, remix, reuse, share.
Come view the film, optional discussion following
This is an Open Access Week event. You may also be interested in Publishing and Scholarly Practice at Penn 1:00-2:00 Tuesday, October 23.