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Monday, August 30, 2004

OA journals key to good science policy

Jan Siemens (Technical University Berlin) observes:
Country-specific data of C sequestration by terrestrial ecosystems are highly desirable, because nations and not continents are the main actors in international negotiations and efforts addressing global climate change (e.g. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). As people involved in these political processes might have limited access to classic scientific journals, an open-access journal like "Biogeosciences" might be especially suited for publication of the country-specific data presented in the manuscript.
Siemens' observations appear in his peer review commentary [Biogeosciences Discussions, 1, S60-S65, 2004] on Janssens et al, The carbon budget of terrestrial ecosystems at country-scale - a European case study, Biogeosciences Discussions, 1, 167-193, 2004.