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[BOAI] The Guardian > Science must be liberated from the paywalls of publishers
From: "McKiernan, Gerard [LIB]" <gerrymck AT iastate.edu>
Colleagues/ Science must be liberated from the paywalls of publishers | Stephen Curry Tuesday 10 April 2012 Research that is funded by the public should be freely available to all – a ↵ move to open access modes of publication is overdue. As a scientist and citizen I want to see the universal adoption of the open ↵ access model of academic publishing, because it will be better for science and ↵ better for society. Open access, where costs are met upfront by the author and papers are free to ↵ readers, would improve science by making all published results and ideas easily ↵ accessible to researchers across the world and so fuel the engine of discovery. ↵ At present, far too much of our research is locked behind paywalls that ↵ restrict access and stall progress. [more] http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/10/science-open-access-publishing /Gerry Gerry McKiernan Associate Professor and Science and Technology Librarian Iowa State University 152 Parks Library Ames IA 50011 http://ref-notes.blogspot.com/
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