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.