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Open access could reduce cost of scientific publishing

New report reveals open access could reduce cost of scientific publishing by up to 30 per cent

The Wellcome Trust report shows for the first time that the open access model of scientific publishing - where the author of a research paper pays for peer reviewed research to be made available on the web free to all who wish to use it - is economically viable, guarantees high quality research and is a sustainable option which could revolutionise the world of traditional scientific publishing. Currently researchers are obliged to give the copyright to their research to publishers who then charge researchers to use that work through subscription fees...

The report, produced by SQW, is available online at www.wellcome.ac.uk/publications and will be passed to the inquiry being conducted into this issue by the Science and Technology Select Committee in the House of Commons. [via OLDaily]

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