The Royal Society has expressed concern over the potential costs of compulsory provision of free access to research articles. Stating its stand on the issue, the Society has said that the hurried move to open access publishing can decrease the ability of scientific organizations to promote their activities. It may also bring about the closure of existing journals and hamper the exchange of knowledge among researchers, the Society has warned.
Knowledgespeak Newsletter 12/06/05 http://tinyurl.com/bm4rl
Posted by P. Kaufman at December 6, 2005 7:22 AM