The O&E, long held to be a place for critical economic and environmental analysis has taken a shift to the political centre. Monthly Review authors explain that this shift is because of the profit seeking of the owner and publisher of the journal. Much in the same way that quality news and journalism has been undermined by Capital running news agencies like businesses instead of a public service, so to has academic publishing reached a place where the current for-profit model is undermining quality research publishing.
Citizens’ Press has numerous articles about the importance of academics to take back their journals for monopoly, for-profit publishers. Academics must use their rights under copyright laws and the model of Open Access publishing to take ownership of their own works once again.