B – Free for all

Harnad, John. 2008 Free for all Physics World 21(12)16-17

Discusses open access journals and the danger of lowering standards of refereeing because of financial pressure. It also discusses the formation of large common-interest groups such as SCOAP (the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing) in high-energy physics which has negotiated terms for its member organisations to pay a standard fee to open access journals for each paper published. The future for journal publishing is likely to retain both subscription and open access models.

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