What Science — and the Gonzo Scientist — got wrong: open access will make research better | Curt Rice
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Science is arguably the most important magazine in the world of research. Recently, Science published a blistering critique of the most sacred cow of scientific research, namely the peer review quality system.
Unfortunately, Science doesn’t seem to have understood what it has done. They say they’ve run a sting operation — written by the Gonzo Scientist, John Bohannon — revealing the weaknesses of a relatively new publishing model called open access. In fact, the Science article shows exactly the opposite of what they intend, namely that we need an even wider use of open access than what we currently have.