Can scientists and their institutions become their own open access publishers?

« This article offers a personal perspective on the current state of academic publishing, and
posits that the scientific comm unity is beset with journals that contribute little valuable
knowledge, overload the community’s capacity for high-quality peer review, and waste
resources. Open access publishing can offer solutions that bene fit researchers and other
information users, as well as institutions and funders, but commercial journal publishers have influenced open access policies and practices in ways that favor their economic interests over those of other stakeholders in knowledge creation and sharing. One way to
free research from constraints on access is the diamond route of open access publishing, in which institutions and funders that produce new knowledge reclaim responsibility for
publication via institutional journals or other open platforms. (…) »