If you have had to do any form of research work in a university, you would have encountered that one or two vital papers that is unavailable for use because your university library does not subscribed to the journals they belong to.
The reason is as everyone in the research community knows, journal publishers are led by greedy goblins who have no interest in the dissemination of knowledge unless it has an obscene profit margin.
It turns out that Harvard, yes that Harvard, agrees that the situation is untenable — and have issued a memorandum to all faculties, schools, and units to commit to publishing to open or more financially sustainable journals.
One of the options given to faculty members in publishing hammers the point across like a nail struck with the might of a thousand Romans:
3. If on the editorial board of a journal involved, determine if it can be published as open access material, or independently from publishers that practice pricing described above. If not, consider resigning (F).
Do read the entire statement, it is a thing of beauty. It appears the progress to an academic community based upon open journals could happen within the year, once all other major institutions jump on board as well.