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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Bibliography on OA for developing countries

Ismael Peña-López, A Reader on Open Access for Development, ICTlogy, February 5, 2007.  Excerpt:

The debate of Open Access is really benefits from open science, self-publishing and self-archiving become clearer and clearer and, on the other side, there are new and imaginative deal with the (a) inevitable...costs of publishing and (b) the benefits of peer review, the quintessence of scientific publishing.

While the balance among costs and benefits is a matter of arguments in the developed countries...the benefits side of open access seems to gain weight when the scales are placed on developing countries....

I here present a gathering — a reader? — of selected articles that should allow the reader to get a rough picture of the subject of Open Access for Development....