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Open access to the scientific journal literature

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      None of the advantages of traditional scientific journals need be sacrificed in order to provide free online access to scientific journal articles. Objections that open access to scientific journal literature requires the sacrifice of peer-review, revenue, copyright protection, or other strengths of traditional journals, are based on misunderstandings.

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      [1 ]Department of Philosophy, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana 47374, USA
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      J Biol
      Journal of Biology
      BioMed Central (London )
      1478-5854
      1475-4924
      2002
      18 June 2002
      : 1
      : 1
      : 3
      117246
      1475-4924-1-3
      12144706
      Copyright © 2002 BioMed Central Ltd
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      A must-read and almost historic paper in the field of Open Access. My favorite conclusion reads: "Objections that open access to scientific journal literature requires the sacrifice of peer-review, revenue, copyright protection, or other strengths of traditional journals, are based on misunderstandings." Oh yes, this is so true and for many years, brigades of anti-OA lobbyists have tried to adopt exactly these arguments to destroy the vision of Open Access.

      2015-05-12 21:34 UTC
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      A must-read and almost historic paper in the field of Open Access. My favorite conclusion reads: "Objections that open access to scientific journal literature requires the sacrifice of peer-review, revenue, copyright protection, or other strengths of traditional journals, are based on misunderstandings." Oh yes, this is so true and for many years, brigades of anti-OA lobbyists have tried to adopt exactly these arguments to destroy the vision of Open Access.

      2015-05-12 21:33 UTC
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