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The following is a long post, but on an important issue. Frontiers is an open source science publisher based in Switzerland. Their aim is to provide an open access, open science platform that empow...
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An apple falls in an orchard and attracts fruit flies. Soon, the fruit is riddled with larvae, tunnelling inside it and digesting it from within. It’s a maggot party and, according to a new study, ...
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Based primarily on the 2012 NIH Workforce report this infographic represents current workforce sizes and annual fluxes before and after a PhD in the b...
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+Cameron Neylon Clearly, it's impossible to avoid all conflicts of interest at the moment, and some of these conflicts are unavoidable in principle. Thanks for reminding me of that!

The crucial point in this reform is (which many people have already pointed out many times) to try and align incentives to get people and institutions back to prioritizing science. This may seem like an idealistic and unachievable goal, for sure, but trying to get as far as possible in this direction surely will improve the status quo quite significantly.

I haven't fully decided, yet, so I wrote this post mostly to hear counter arguments. It seems by supporting publishers, we are pushing the wagon down the wrong trail, as we are forced to neglect the remainder of our infrastructure due to the huge cost per paper incurred by publishers (as opposed to what we'd have to pay if we did it ourselves). And on top of this neglect, we also have to worry about special interest groups and licensing, which doesn't make that option look any more attractive.
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+Björn Brembs thank you for all your reply!
Let's spread Open Research!
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Agencies withhold grant money from researchers who do not make publications openly available.
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+Björn Brembs talking about alternative ways of publishing and accessing scholarly content at MDC tonight in Berlin. Great conclusions and summary! See slide.
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