B – Open access debate

Lucibella M. Bill to kill open access sparks debate. APS News 2012;21(3):1-6

The article reports on whether scientific articles funded by US Federal agencies should be publicly available on the web. It presents publishers’ stance about this issue and discusses how journal costs could be met. It ends by describing the England-based “Faculty of 1000”, an online subscription service, which will be starting up its own free, open access journal which will freely publish scientific papers with a peer review process after publication with all commentary open and visible.