Stevan Harnad writes: "Gold OA is a "de luxe" solution that also depends on the conversion of publishers to another cost-recovery model."

The reality is that Gold OA is a solution, no more, no less "de Luxe" than Green.

It does not rely on "converting publishers". It relies on having people willing to publish in OA. Some may convert, some may simply emerge as new publishers (e.g. PLoS).

Jean-Claude Guédon

Jean-Claude Guédon
Professeur titulaire
Littérature comparée
Université de Montréal