LITC Interview: Mark Witton
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"Some open-access journals are not counted towards university research league tables, so the folks worried about the academic brownie points of their establishment would prefer to see research to be published in classic, recognised journals that will gain kudos with those rating the university....Until things change, the folks snubbing open-access journals people are merely doing their jobs by ensuring their institutions are highly thought of. I’m sure that this divide will close eventually as the big open-access journals are given the recognition they deserve as important scientific organs, though. The increasing number of high-profile papers being published in open-access publications will help this, so I’m optimistic we won’t have to endure it for long...."