[Irtalk] The Real Reason Journal Articles Should Be Free - Slashdot

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sun Mar 3 06:19:32 SAST 2013

And that, in the end, is the real reason journal articles should be free.
Not because the U.S. government is making it a condition for
taxpayer-funded research, although that is a welcome development. But
because there's no part of the process that should cost very much to begin
with, if article authors and peer reviewers are already being paid by their
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