Who needs access? You need access!

Connotea Imports 2012-07-31

Summary:

“Our governments spend millions on funding research.  Scientists do the work, write up their results as papers, format the manuscripts, prepare figures, and send them to publishers.  Other scientists handle editing for the publishers (unpaid).  Yet other scientists review the manuscripts for the editor (also unpaid).  The result of all this is a honed and polished research paper.  But all too often the publisher demands the copyright, and locks the research behind a paywall... The result is that the taxpayers who funded the research don’t have access to it. ‘So what?’, you might ask.  ‘I don’t want to read research papers.’ But don’t you want your doctor to read them?  How about your children’s teachers?  Your elected representatives?... Public access to scientific research makes all our lives better: it makes us healthier, better governed and better educated; it lets us live in a cleaner environment, a more civilised society and a healthier economy. When publishers lock away the results of research, it hurts us all. On this site, we’ll talk to people in all walks of life who need access to research but can’t get it because of restrictive publishing practices.  Here are some of the people we’ll be talking to...”

Link:

http://whoneedsaccess.org/

Updated:

08/16/2012, 06:08

From feeds:

Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » Connotea Imports
Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » abernard102@gmail.com

Tags:

oa.access oa.anecdotes oa.new oa.data oa.business_models oa.publishers oa.comment oa.advocacy oa.copyright oa.open_science oa.costs oa.interviews

Authors:

abernard

Date tagged:

07/31/2012, 11:41

Date published:

02/20/2012, 16:01