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Open access: The true cost of science publishing : Nature News & Comment March 28, 2013

Posted by sandyclaus in Academic Technology, Politics, Writing Advice and Insight.
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Michael Eisen doesn’t hold back when invited to vent. “It’s still ludicrous how much it costs to publish research — let alone what we pay,” he declares. The biggest travesty, he says, is that the scientific community carries out peer review — a major part of scholarly publishing — for free, yet subscription-journal publishers charge billions of dollars per year, all told, for scientists to read the final product. “It’s a ridiculous transaction,” he says.

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