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Reclaiming Society Publishing

Steinberg, P.E.

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Learned societies have become aligned with commercial publishers, who have increasingly taken over the latter’s function as independent providers of scholarly information. Using the example of geographical societies, the advantages and disadvantages of this trend are examined. It is argued that in an era of digital publication, learned societies can offer leadership with a new model of open access that can guarantee high quality scholarly material whose publication costs are supported by society membership dues.


Steinberg, P. (2015). Reclaiming Society Publishing. Publications, 3(3), 150-154.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 30, 2015
Online Publication Date Jul 13, 2015
Publication Date Jul 13, 2015
Deposit Date Apr 7, 2016
Publicly Available Date Apr 8, 2016
Journal Publications
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 3
Pages 150-154


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This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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