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The research divide: Internet commons, scholarly participation and pre-print servers

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In this paper, the notion that Internet-based resources can be viewed using the common-pool resource dilemma framework is questioned. Instead, the author proposes that some, if not most, internet-based resources seek to broaden participation as much as possible. The paper examines arXiv.org, a working paper repository for the physics community and related disciplines, to determine whether participation in an elite scientific community has been democratized by the presence of a freely accessib...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
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International Association for the Study of the Commons Publisher's website
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uuid:2b520468-ded5-4918-8fff-99205beadcb6
Source identifiers:
598436
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pubs:598436

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