My eye was caught by this tweet: https://twitter.com/gvwilson/status/330747014340018177 And I found myself wondering how often this scenario plays out around the world every day. (…) How many thousands of valuable conversations never happen because you can’t idly browse at $15 a pop?
Mike Taylor on what potentials will be missed if science keeps being paywalled.
Mike Taylor’s submission to the House of Commons inquiry on open access. He includes an executive summary and concludes:
It is not the job of government to concern itself with challenges faced by the publishing community at the expense of other stakeholders. This assertion does not arise from hostility to publishers, but from a simple recognition of who the government serves.
Saying this, Chris Chambers
, senior research fellow in cognitive neuroscience at the school of psychology, Cardiff University, refers to Mike Taylor’s blog entry
on publishing behind paywalls.
The Guardian. Blog.