In Press

This book is currently in press with CRC Press. This version follows proofs returned on: 15 December 2021. The printed version of this book is expected to be available from CRC Press on 30 July 2022.

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Cover illustration: The Tower of Babel was adapted by the author from an original work by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1563) painted to represent the demolition and scattering of peoples so as to impair their communication. The collapse is coming, but can we save the scientific project? In my version, a group of Early Career Researchers can be seen (bottom left) deciding how to rebuild the ancient edifice that represents scientific publishing (centre), with an entrance guarded by gatekeepers (centre right). The skies above reflect the choice open to them; to stay in a closed system or to choose a future of open science.