Open Access: Science Publishing as Science Publishing Should Be

Velterop, Johannes (Jan) JM Open Access: Science Publishing as Science Publishing Should Be. Serials Review, 2004, vol. 30, n. 4, pp. 308-309. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Full and unimpeded access (Open Access) to science literature is needed. It is not provided by the traditional subscription-based publishing model. Instead of criticizing Open Access and attacking its proponents, traditional publishers should make imaginative and innovative efforts to build their businesses around the needs of their customers rather than around their desire to continue a model that may be lucrative, but that is no longer satisfactory to science or society.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Open Access, Science Publishing, business models
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues.
Depositing user: Johannes (Jan) JM Velterop
Date deposited: 23 May 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:01



2. John M. Ziman, “Information, Communication, Knowledge,”, Nature 224 (1969), pp. 318–324.

3. Michael Hammer and James Champy, Reengineering the Corporation, HarperBusiness, New York (1993).

4. The Open Access model BioMed Central uses applies to original research articles (primary literature, the overwhelming majority of the material published by BioMed Central) paid for ‘at input’ by or on behalf of the author(s) and not necessarily to review literature—except when also paid for at input—and other added-value services.

5. Ziman, “Information, Communication, and Knowledge.”.

6. Ibid.

7. “Communication,” from Latin communicare, “to share.”.


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