What would you do if you discovered your open access PhD dissertation for sale on Amazon? Several postgrads at The Open University found themselves in this very situation. The Open University’s library team contacted Amazon and the theses were pulled off the site, but the episode brought to light many common misunderstandings surrounding open access, scholarly publishing, and copyright.
When in doubt, contact your liaison librarian.
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