[Irtalk] FW: [EIFL-OA] Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals

Smith, Ina <ismith@sun.ac.za> ismith at sun.ac.za
Tue Dec 10 16:56:15 SAST 2013

In today's Guardian, eLife Editor-in-chief Randy Schekman calls for an end to the scientific community's dependence on high-profile journals and their impact factors as a measure of the quality of research. His comments are released as he accepts the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, with James Rothman and Thomas Südhoff, later today.

As eLife Editor-in-chief, Schekman has led a collaboration between research funders and practitioners to champion a new approach to identifying and promoting important discoveries. At eLife, working scientists assess and select papers for publication, and all science judged to be of the calibre and high standard that eLife requires is published in the journal; there are no print-based limitations. And, all content published in eLife is openly available for all to use and re-use for free. The journal is backed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust.



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