Why open access won’t work for UWA Publishing

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The decision to move UWA Publishing to an open access model is an experiment doomed to fail writes Emmett Stinson.

There has been no shortage of bad news for Australia’s literary and publishing sector in the last year. Major literary journals Island and Overland have been defunded. Only 2.7% of Australia Council funding went to books and writing. The Chair in Australian Literature at University of Sydney is not being renewed.

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