Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Ongoing Saga of Open Access

MIT is taking a provocative stand - the faculty is now required to retain copyrights indefinitely on their published research. This may be challenging for those journals that do not offer any option of open access, and other universities/research institutions may feel compelled to keep up. Open access can but not necessarily will lead to greater citation of those papers, so I can certainly see other institutions following suit. At least the prestigious ones that have the big buck grants that can buy the open access option. Researchers at the Northern campus of Southeastern State College will be struggle to keep up.

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