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Friday, January 02, 2004

OA among top 10 health stories of 2003

The Wall Street Journal included open access among the top 10 health stories of 2003.
Why should Americans pay to see the results of research underwritten by their tax dollars, open-access proponents argue? Their aim instead is to make that information available free to everyone on the Internet. And in doing so, they threaten established journal publishers. Critical to making open access succeed is instilling it with the same kind of quality peer review found in hard-copy journals.
See Mark Ingebretsen, The Daily Scan, Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2003 (online access only for subscribers). (Thanks to Debra Lappin.)