Times Higher Education – Fools’ gold?

Acceso abierto a los papeles científicos: relacionado a la muerte de Aaron Swartz?

“Twelve months ago, open access was a somewhat arcane cause, particularly outside the sciences. It was championed by a relatively small cadre of committed activists (often those associated with university libraries) outraged by years of above-inflation rises in journal subscription rates and fired by the conviction that research funded by the public should be freely accessible.

The landmark Budapest Open Access Initiative – the manifesto of the open-access movement – was published in 2002, but progress on implementing it had been slow. Some open-access journals, particularly in the life sciences, had built solid reputations, and funders including Research Councils UK had encouraged the depositing of research papers in “green” open-access repositories wherever possible. They had also committed to paying the article fees associated with publishing in some open-access journals (the “gold” method).”

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