Taylor and Francis and the “Streisand Effect”

Members of the editorial board of Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation have threatened to resign over the decision of the publisher, Taylor and Francis, to first, delay the publication of an article that criticizes the economics of academic publishing, and then redact a significant part of it when it was eventually published months later.

I wonder if we even would have even been familiar with this article if they just let the editors publish the article in the first place. The article in question, “Publisher Be Damned: From Price Gouging to the Open Road,” has over 3,500 views, by far the most of any article in that issue.

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