Paywall: the movie

Film screening followed by discussion. ‘Paywall: the business of scholarship’ is a 65-minute documentary made in 2018 by Professor Jason Schmitt and ‘focuses 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 event is co-organised with the Reproducible Research Oxford group. Panel members include: Professor Tim Coulson (Zoology), Dr Lisa Lodwick (All Souls).