We Think Open Access To Research Is Important... But The Reasons Why Are Behind This Paywall

from the wait,-what? dept

Via James Boyle, we're pointed to an editorial that supposedly is all about improving access to research via open access policies for the public -- and just so happens to be locked up behind a paywall itself. Apparently, the publisher doesn't necessarily agree with the authors' conclusions.


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    Dementia (profile), Jan 26th, 2010 @ 8:02am

    So I just tried to access the article and was prevented by doing so. I did take the time to look things over and noticed there is a free option. Admittedly, I would then have to wait for a year before I could read this particular paper, but at least there is a free option.

     

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    Dementia (profile), Jan 26th, 2010 @ 8:03am

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    Correction: So I just tried to access this article and was prevented from doing so by their registration/subscription page.

     

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    Esahc (profile), Jan 26th, 2010 @ 8:25am

    Digging

    Lead Author's Blog: Paul Courant http://paulcourant.net/ (seems like a worthy read)

     

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    jjmsan (profile), Jan 26th, 2010 @ 8:38am

    Scientific Literacy

    It would seem that with all the concern about how we are falling behind other countries in science and technology increased access would be priority. The editorial does have one great idea though. "Thus, for instance, an agency might choose to work with its stakeholder communities to provide robust public access to journal articles on publisher Web sites, rather than constructing and paying for a centrally operated repository." Put articles online rather than in a building, what an idea.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 26th, 2010 @ 8:52am

    They seem to have gotten a wake-up call

    There's now a "Read the full text" link which opens up the full article without any fol-de-rol.

     

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    Derek Bredensteiner (profile), Jan 26th, 2010 @ 9:00am

    Re: Digging

    That's much better! Seriously, not only can I actually get to that one but it's lost the "science majors only need apply" tone and the "designed in 1999" feel.

     

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    ColonelPanik, Jan 26th, 2010 @ 9:03am

    Open Access To Research

    So maybe these bright scholars should think
    about not publishing in any closed journals?

     

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    Derek Bredensteiner (profile), Jan 26th, 2010 @ 9:05am

    Re: They seem to have gotten a wake-up call

    That link still goes to a "give us money" page for me.

     

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    joseph franklin (profile), Jan 26th, 2010 @ 9:12am

    paywalls

    Alas, the same is true of Boyle's column at FT.com--shades of the dark (?) future of the NYTimes.

     

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    Rasmus, Jan 26th, 2010 @ 9:55am

    Re: Re: They seem to have gotten a wake-up call

    I managed to register for free and access the article.

     

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