Open access: anyone can be a scientist? | Masters of Media
Jeffrey Beall's bookmarks 2013-03-10
Thanks to Twitter anyone can be a journalist and thanks to WordPress anyone can be a writer. But to be an academic you need to be high-achieving before getting published in a fancy magazine. At least, you needed to be, because now in the internet era discussions about scientific open access platforms are more and more uprising. In 2008 for example Harvard shocked the world by announcing that they would be the first American university to introduce an open access policy and more universities have followed since.