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  •  The NIH wants to enable researchers to access (1+ / 0-)
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    the articles online after they are published, not to supplant the journal's publication of them.

    If the research is subsidized by a government, aren't they allowed to distribute the results of said research free of charge for a LIMITED period of time?

    And more journals are actually charging fees to allow people to publish anyway...some are tied only to 'color figure surcharges', but others charge flat-out fees in order to get published.

    I think we have a right to debate whether the business models of publishing companies are in the public interest when the research is publicly funded.

    To my knowledge, there have been no bankruptcies since this was enabled....so what's the deal?

    (-8.50, -7.54) Only the educated are free. -Epictetus

    by Tin hat mafia on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 01:39:56 PM PST

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