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Nature on open access publishing

Matt Haughey, June 9th, 2004

One of the kings of scientific publishing, the journal Nature, has recently launched a forum to bring together articles and information about open access publishing. They’ve even got an RSS feed for updates to the forum.

It’s great to see a top journal open a dialogue about a somewhat controversial issue in the scientific publishing industry. In an age of ever increasing journal subscription costs and shrinking library budgets, many smaller journals have embraced the concept of open access publishing and a prominent journal started with the issue at heart, but many larger publishers have distanced themselves from the topic. [via furdlog]

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