Academic journals: an open and shut case | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian

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.

 

Academic journals: an open and shut case | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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