Monday, July 16, 2012

The writing on the (open access) wall

I've been meaning to write something about open access for some time. There seems to be quite a head of steam building up, especially in the UK with several kites flown about making all publicly-funded research open access. This is the latest: 



The bleating from the paywall-protected publishing industry has been shrill and feeble in equal measure. Good riddance to them.

11 comments:

Chuck said...

At the same time, though, AGU has just sold all their journals...

James Annan said...

Oh, is that what happened? I thought I saw something vague and mealy-mouthed in EOS. Maybe it's a good time to get out of the business before they come crashing down? Though if efficiently run, pay to publish and open access can be successful even with modest fees (eg EGU).

James Annan said...

Having looked at their webpage, it seems like they are considering something similar to how the EGU journals are run.

Chuck said...

See my blog for recent "announcements".

James Annan said...

Wow - that's quite a bag of wind. Link for any who don't know Chuck's blog.

EliRabett said...

Chuck, you back in business? Eli will have to move you on the blog roll from the recently dead column

Chuck said...

Technicaly no, I need to submit 2 more papers before I'm back in business. That's why I posted that stuff 2 weeks late. But it was a timely story too important to leave until everything was done and signed.

Steve Bloom said...

So merely temporarily moribund, it seems. :)

I look forward to your recovery in activity, Chuck.

ob said...

wiley, hm

Rattus Norvegicus said...

At least it's not Elsevier.

Martin Vermeer said...

wiley, hm