11 Apr, 12 | by Barry Pless
This link was sent to me by Tim Albert who is a freelance scientific writer trainer. It is a powerful indictment of the traditional publishing model and makes a strong case for open access journals. I have written about this before. In essence, although I approve of the moral argument, the problems with OA need to be acknowledged and addressed. One problem for retired folks like me is the huge author fee that is levied. I have not tested the extent to which a good OA journal would offer a reduction or waiver but unless this is generous and widespread many authors would have no access to these journals. But do read the Guardian article and the comments that follow.