Earlier this year I cancelled my ACM membership. Here’s why:
Quote from the blog post above:
> ACM needs a volunteer-led, diamond open access digital library, where the author does not pay, the reader does not pay, and the entire mechanism is self-funded, running on the volunteer work by authors, reviewers, editors, technicians, admins, and on micro-donations by friend organizations such as universities and research centers.
This is a great model. The publishing industry doesn't need a lot of staff, to be honest.
@ashwinvis Great quote isn't it? To be fair, I borrowed it from a paper that I wrote with Fabrizio Sebastiani and others. (https://djoerdhiemstra.com/2020/transitioning-the-information-retrieval-literature-to-a-fully-open-access-model/) Fabrizio wrote these lines.
Also see this discussion: https://ask-open-science.org/28/how-much-does-it-cost-to-publish-an-academic-article
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