08 June 2013

open access

Thank you to PHD comics for making this nice animation along with a voiceover describing open access publishing, starting with the current state of scholarly publishing and why it needs to change. I admit I am part of the problem-- I do submit to closed journals with a desire to get one of their names on my CV. But with the arxiv and other ways to put our content online, there is now the opportunity share every preprint with open access, and I hope that researchers continue to move in that direction. Hopefully before too long the most prestigious journals will be ones that were invented now as open access.

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