Go open access!
Posted Feb 22, 2006 17:40 UTC (Wed) by felixfix
Parent article: Parallel universes: open access and open source
I have subscriptions to two science journals (Nature and Science), as good reading on science rather than from being a scientist, and it has been interesting watching their gradual tentative changes in response to the internet. They do add a lot of value that a mere archive can't duplicate, mainly in the form of explanatory articles that have been dumbed down for scientists in other fields who don't have the specialist background. Whether this will be enough to stay in publication, I don't know. It would be a shame if they had to dumb things down to the Scientific American level, or Discovery.
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