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.
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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.
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