Open Journal Systems Deafult Theme Demonstration Journal <p>This is a demonstration journal for the latest version of OJS, using the default basic&nbsp;theme.</p> SFU Library en-US Open Journal Systems Deafult Theme Demonstration Journal 1492-3831 <p>This is the copyright notice.</p> Scholarly Associations and the Economic Viability of Open Access Publishing The information landscapes within which scholars work is undergoing a seismic shift. The computer monitor that rises out of the photocopy stacks, piles of journals, clippings and correspondence, now offers a new, rich vein of information that seems destined to eventually overwhelm the traditional trappings of desktops, filing cabinets, and bookshelves. After little more than a decade of Internet publishing, two-thirds of academic journals provide online access, while more than 1,000 peer-reviewed journals are published solely in digital form (Tenopir and King, 2001). Faculty and students are increasingly writing with their browsers open to online research sources. John Willinsky Copyright (c) 2005 John Willinsky 2005-04-08 2005-04-08 1 1 10.1234/ojsdj.v1i1.6 Democracy and Education: The Missing Link May Be Ours Much has changed since Dewey (1916) first laid out in Democracy and Education his vision of the US as a state of perpetual inquiry where citizens are engaged in sharing educational experiences. Changes for the good include extending suffrage to women and people of color, rising educational attainment, the successful challenging of racial segregation in the courts, and the recognition of cultural diversity through multicultural initiatives. On the other hand, American voter participation has declined, particularly since the 1960s; civic involvement, not to mention bowling-league membership, is down (Putman, 2000); corporate control of the media has increased, as has the media’s political influence (Bagdikian, 2000; McChesney, 1999); and affirmative action measures, which were showing positive educational effects (Bowen and Bok, 1998), are being challenged and blocked (Dworkin, 2001). John Willinsky Copyright (c) 2005-04-08 2005-04-08 1 1 10.1234/ojsdj.v1i1.7 Copyright Contradictions in Scholarly Publishing This paper examines contradictions in how copyright works with the publishing of scholarly journals. These contradictions have to do with the protection of the authors' interest and have become apparent with the rise of open access publishing as an alternative to the traditional commercial model of selling journal subscriptions. Authors may well be better served, as may the public which supports research, by open access journals because of its wider readership and early indications of greater scholarly impact. This paper reviews the specifics of publishers' contracts with editors and authors, as well as the larger spirit of copyright law in seeking to help scholars to better understand the consequences the choices they make between commercial and open access publishing models for the future of academic knowledge. John Willinsky Copyright (c) 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 1 1 10.1234/ojsdj.v1i1.3 Quick Submission Test <p>-</p> Arachne@Rutgers Copyright (c) 2021 2021-07-01 2021-07-01 1 1