Why Open Access Is Critical for the Future of Scientific Papers

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November 3, 2012 by locu5amoenu5

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Robin Good: Few people today are aware of how much scientific knowledge is being restricted and not made accessible to everyone, thanks to existing business model and the exorbitant subscription prices that scientific journals and magazines charge to their subscribers.

 

Since such journals are the key medium through which scientists can get their work published and distributed widely, the least accessible are these journals, the greater the amount of people who will not be able to read what such research documents contain.

 

Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen provide an in-depth explanation of why “open access” in the case of scientific papers is so critical for our future.

 

Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5rVH1KGBCY 

 

(Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas for unearthing this one)

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