Sunday, September 26, 2021
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The Open Access publication platform Scipedia in “El Confidencial”

The newspaper "El Confidencial" has just published an article entitled "Elsevier paralysed a key law to protect its millionaire monopoly in Spain" about the high price that universities and research centres pay to the scientific magazines for their subscriptions. The article approach the fact that big scientific editorials have paralysed the laws to improving this situation.

The article also speaks about the actors that are preparing the way to face traditional scientific publishers, especially since the year 2020. The Spanish Scipedia, promoted by CIMNE, proposes a mixed platform where scientists can promote their work (as in ResearchGate or Academy), publish sketches of their articles or 'pre-prints' (as in arXiv), or even create their own data repositories or 'open access' magazines.