Scientific publishing is a rip-off. We fund the research – it should be free | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian


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3 days ago by stephenfrancoeur
Those who take on the global industry that traps research behind paywalls are heroes, not thieves, says George Monbiot
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3 days ago by bradbarrish
Last week, a consortium of European funders, including major research agencies in the UK, France, the Netherlands and Italy, published their “Plan S”. It insists that, from 2020, research we have already paid for through our taxes will no longer be locked up. Any researcher receiving money from these funders must publish her or his work only in open-access journals.

The publishers have gone ballistic. Springer Nature argues that this plan “potentially undermines the whole research publishing system”. Yes, that’s the point.
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4 days ago by patrickandrews
Favorite tweet:

This week's column is about the young Kazakhstani scientist who has broken down the gates of knowledge. She is a true hero of our age: https://t.co/JKymJvOFzz

— GeorgeMonbiot (@GeorgeMonbiot) September 13, 2018
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