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Thursday, September 14, 2006

The brave new world of OA

Ulrich Herb, Schöne neue Welt des Open Access, Telepolis, September 14, 2006.  (Thanks to Der Schockwellenreiter.)  Part 1 of a multi-part story, this part focusing on price barriers to scientific research --either in the form of reader-side subscription fees or author-side publication fees.  FWIW, here's Google's English.

PS:  I can't tell whether Herb acknowledges two important qualifiers:  (1) that most OA journals charge charge no author-side fees and (2) that more TA journals charge such fees than OA journals.  He does acknowledge that OA archiving charges no user fees.