Take Action

While it is difficult for individuals to change large, complex, systems, there are choices that, if more scholars were to make them, would move the prestige economies of scholarly publishing in a better direction. Here are some of the steps scholars at JMU and elsewhere are already taking to promote change: 

As you are able, leverage your position, privilege, or power to advocate for fundamental change in academic publishing and university policies, keeping in mind that some of your colleagues may not be as well-positioned to do so.