March 2009
M T W T F S S
« Feb   Apr »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  
Please support our Sponsors

MIT Backs Free Access to Scientific Papers

From the “Wired Science Blog”;

“Many scientists and researchers have pushed for open access policies, but publishers have been reluctant to give up control of the informational resources they have. Big companies like Wiley John & Sons, The McGraw Hill Company’s Nature Publishing Group, and Reed Elsevier argue that they provide valuable and expensive peer-review, and that there’s no way to ensure quality without the subscription fees that they charge libraries and universities.”

More at,  blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/03/openmit.html

2 comments to MIT Backs Free Access to Scientific Papers

  • steve

    I do think that most peer-reviewed articles will end up this way! It will take a number of years to get there however, I base that on the events currently unfolding within the newspaper industry. Many printed versions of to focus purely on web based delivery.

  • Trading With Common Sense

    Publishers are going to have to be much more creative about the way they market, monetise and profit from Copyrighted material with the Internet. Moves like this are a good step forward and it will be interesting to see where we go from here.

Leave a Reply

  

  

  

CAPTCHA Image

*

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>