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Open Access

Welcome to this Special Issue of EuroScientist on: Open Access!

The open access debate is all the rage in Europe! And it is not likely to go away any time soon.

In this special issue, the EuroScientist brings you an analysis of the impact open access is currently having on the community of researchers throughout Europe.

We also publish opinions from among the most respected open access experts.

Open access has now reached a tipping point, suggesting that academic publishing has now changed irreversibly. What is more, the question of who should pay for open access has not been resolved yet.

We would like to encourage our readers, to share this special issue with colleagues.

Feel free to also tweet, comment and to write to the EuroScientist Editor.

And if you like our exclusive interview of Stephen Curry on open access, why not pass it along!

You are also welcome to send us testimonies to tell the EuroScientist about your own experience of publishing open access papers.

We’d love to hear from you….


Open access in Europe: the bear and the tortoise

By Arran Frood, Science journalist, UK.


Open access sails on despite stormy waters

By Stephen Curry, Professor of structural biology at Imperial College, London, UK.

Open access: an opportunity for scientists around the globe

By Subbiah Arunachalam, Professor of structural biology at Imperial College, London, UK.

Open access: who should pay?

By Mike Taylor, Research Associate at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK.

Challenges for learned societies in the transition to open access publishing

By Wolfgang Eppenschwandtner, Executive Coordinator, Initiative for Science in Europe.

Featured image credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 by opensource.com

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