Surveying the growth of open access research

Anyone interested in the history and future of open-access research should check out this article in Science, written by Jocelyn Kaiser, on the growth of online, open-access journals over the last decade.

The article provides nice historical background on the birth of the open-access journal “movement,” beginning with the formation of the Public Library of Science and the launch of the NIH’s PubMed Central in 2000. It also summarizes various perspectives on open-access research, including opinions of publishers, scientists, and libraries.

In addition to the article itself, a podcast is available that includes an interview with the author.

(Via Digital and Scholarly.)

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