Hanauske, Matthias and Bernius, Steffen and Dugall, Berndt (2007): Quantum Game Theory and Open Access Publishing. Published in: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications , Vol. 382, No. 2 (15. August 2007): pp. 650664.

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The digital revolution of the information age and in particular the sweeping changes of scientific communication brought about by computing and novel communication technology, potentiate global, high grade scientific information for free. The arXiv for example is the leading scientific communication platform, mainly for mathematics and physics, where everyone in the world has free access on. While in some scientific disciplines the open access way is successfully realized, other disciplines (e.g. humanities and social sciences) dwell on the traditional path, even though many scientists belonging to these communities approve the open access principle. In this paper we try to explain these different publication patterns by using a game theoretical approach. Based on the assumption, that the main goal of scientists is the maximization of their reputation, we model different possible game settings, namely a zero sum game, the prisoners’ dilemma case and a version of the stag hunt game, that show the dilemma of scientists belonging to “nonopen access communities”. From an individual perspective, they have no incentive to deviate from the Nash Equilibrium of traditional publishing. By extending the model using the quantum game theory approach it can be shown, that if the strength of entanglement exceeds a certain value, the scientists will overcome the dilemma and terminate to publish only traditionally in all three settings.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  Quantum Game Theory and Open Access Publishing 
English Title:  Quantum Game Theory and Open Access Publishing 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Open Access, game theory, social dilemma, quantum game theory 
Subjects:  A  General Economics and Teaching > A1  General Economics > A13  Relation of Economics to Social Values C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0  General > C02  Mathematical Methods C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7  Game Theory and Bargaining Theory Z  Other Special Topics > Z1  Cultural Economics ; Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology > Z13  Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology ; Social and Economic Stratification O  Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O3  Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights 
Item ID:  15986 
Depositing User:  Matthias Hanauske 
Date Deposited:  01. Jul 2009 09:16 
Last Modified:  08. Jan 2014 00:48 
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URI:  https://mpra.ub.unimuenchen.de/id/eprint/15986 