Paywall: The movie

Academic publishers achieve higher profit margins than Facebook, Apple and Google…..Wait, what?

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. 

Join us on for the screening of the documentary and a discussion on the complexities of Open Access publishing with several stakeholders. Drinks and snacks included!

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