[Irtalk] A Question of Open Access - Open Source - Forum - Summer 2015 - Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 14:37:28 SAST 2015

I am in favor of open access. I argue in an editorial in the International
Journal of Infectious Diseases that the advantage to authors is huge and
the advantage of instant free access to the user of the scientific
literature is even greater. There are challenges, such as covering the cost
in middle-income countries where institutions are not used to covering
publication costs, and this is a discussion that must be had in these
countries. There are concerns about too many papers being accepted; however
this can be monitored by looking at the number of downloads, citations and
impact factor.

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