Abstract for:The Changing Landscape of Open Access Publishing

Almost 50% of scholarly articles are currently open access in some form. This greatly benefits

scholars at most institutions, and is especially helpful to independent scholars and those without

access to libraries. It also furthers the long-standing idea of knowledge as a public good. The

changing dynamics of OA threatens this positive development by solidifying the pay-to-publish

OA model which further marginalizes peripheral scholars and incentivizes the development of

sub-standard and predatory journals.