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Neal S. Young, John P. A. Ioannidis, and Omar Al-Ubaydli, Why Current Publication Practices May Distort Science, PLoS Medicine, October 7, 2008.
From the body of the paper:
Update (10/7/08). Also see Richard Smith's comments on this article. Excerpt:
Update (10/10/08). Also see Stevan Harnad's comments. Excerpt:
Update (10/12/08). Also see the anonymous story in The Economist about this article. Excerpt:
Update (10/13/08). Also see John Timmer's comments.
Update (10/13/08). Also see Jake Young's comments:
...This is a ringing endorsement of open access journals -- partially because they can publish more results (including negative ones) and partially because they give greater access to papers about large data sets. Hear, hear for PLoS!