Open Access News

News from the open access movement

Monday, June 02, 2008


I just mailed the June issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter.  This issue takes a close look at how open access facilitates the process of scientific self-correction and improves the reliability of inquiry, drawing on arguments made by John Stuart Mill in 1859.  Warning:  For people interested in university and funder policies, journal licensing, repository deposits, citation impact, and taxpayer rights, this could be deadly dull.  But for people with the philosophy gene, it could almost be interesting.  The round-up section briefly notes 126 OA developments from May.