Why Open Access is a moral imperative

i hav riten about it befor, but here is som mor i came acros. Found via: www.techdirt.com/articles/20130117/03040821712/scientist-explains-why-putting-research-behind-paywall-is-immoral.shtml For general public: www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2013/jan/17/open-access-publishing-science-paywall-immoral www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=417576&c=1 www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/15/free-access-british-scientific-research Background material for the curious: Blog series: svpow.com/2009/06/01/choosing-a-journal-for-the-neck-posture-paper-why-open-access-is-important/ svpow.com/2011/09/29/researchers-stop-doing-free-work-for-non-open-journals/ svpow.com/2011/10/17/collateral-damage-of-the-non-open-reviewing-boycott/ svpow.com/2012/01/30/what-is-a-private-sector-research-work/ svpow.com/2012/03/30/my-rcuk-submission/ svpow.com/2012/05/17/see-this-is-why-publishers-irritate-me-so-much/ svpow.com/2012/05/18/publishers-versus-everyone/ svpow.com/2012/10/16/publish-means-make-public-paywalls-are-the-opposite-of-publishing/ Other: drvector.blogspot.dk/2007/02/reason-317-to-be-depressed-journal.html www.scottaaronson.com/writings/journal.html www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=911

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Paper: “Positive” Results Increase Down the Hierarchy of the Sciences

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010068     The hypothesised Hierarchy of the Sciences (henceforth HoS) is reflected inmany social and organizational features of academic life. When 222 scholars rated their perception of similarity between academic disciplines, results showed a clustering along three main dimensions: a ‘‘hard/soft’’ dimension, which roughly corresponded to the HoS; a ‘‘pure/applied’’ dimension, which reflected the…

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Some random things that i read recently+thoughts

www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-brazil-prisonreadingl2e8hp75l-20120625,0,7694158.story This is an interesting idea. – news.yahoo.com/math-anxiety-school-scientists-too-190128180–abc-news-tech.html www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/06/22/1205259109 Not surprised. Surely, there is a similar aversion among filosofy students at my university to logic, since its the formal near-equivalent of math. And when i change to linguistics this fall, i expect to see a similar aversion to formal linguistics (say, generative grammar). I wonder,…

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