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[BOAI] The Guardian > Science must be liberated from the paywalls of publishers

From: "McKiernan, Gerard [LIB]" <gerrymck AT>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:28:03 +0000


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.



Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University
152 Parks Library
Ames IA 50011

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