The Royal Society, UK's autonomous scientific academy, has hit back at its critics who recently alleged that the society was taking a negative stance on open access. In a statement released recently, the society has denied taking a negative stance on open access, clarifying that it was only concerned about achieving open access without affecting quality, peer review and accessibility of scientific literature.
A recent letter signed by 46 fellows of the society, including five Nobel laureates, opposed the academy for its November 24 position statement on open access agreements. The letter had accused the society of placing its own interests as a publisher of a scholarly journal ahead of interests of science.
From Knowledgespeak, Dec 12. http://tinyurl.com/dewe4
Posted by Katie Newman at December 12, 2005 10:03 AM