Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Why open access is the next frontier for science

Around the world, scientific journals are making money by publishing the work of researchers without paying them. Even worse, their high subscription fees mean important discoveries are locked away from all but a privileged few. QUT’s Professor Tom Cochrane argues for a new system of distributing knowledge.    Read more.............

No one denies the right of publishers to derive revenue from the sale of content which has had value added. However, in most scientific journal literature the main intellectual input comes from researchers, who act as both authors and peer reviewers.

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