Re: Go open access!
Posted Feb 27, 2006 17:13 UTC (Mon) by Kluge
In reply to: Go open access!
Parent article: Parallel universes: open access and open source
I agree that Science and Nature offer a lot of value in addition to the peer-reviewed scientific articles they publish. The news articles regarding science policy and the intersection between science and politics/ economics/ etc are particularly valuable. That's one reason I have a subscription to Science myself. Open-access journals will have to show that their scientific standards are as high, and that they reach as wide an audience before they can compete with Science and Nature.
But it's worth noting that the PLOS journals (www.plos.org) are on their way to getting that kind of reputation and readership. In addition, PLOS Biology offers "synopses," summaries written for a general audience, for all research articles. They also have review articles, technical primers, and occasional news articles.
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