Documentary: Paywall – The Business of Scholarship

Last modified: October 26, 2018

“Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, produced by Jason Schmitt, provides focus 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. This film is free to view both in personal and public venues.”

You can find the trailer here (1 min.).

The documentary can be found on youtube and vimeo (65 min.).

For more information, go to https://paywallthemovie.com/.

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