[Taxacom] Fwd: open access
P.Kirk at kew.org
Fri Oct 25 03:28:32 CDT 2013
The costs of making publications open access is but a few percent of the total cost of the research - a few thousand in a typical three year $250,000 to $500,000 research budget - the real issue is the impact factor as the only metric for determining a person 'worth' and thus career advancement.
I have no conflicts of interest - I care less than zero about my 'impact factor', I only care about my contribution to science.
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Michael Heads
Sent: 25 October 2013 09:12
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: [Taxacom] Fwd: open access
'If you look at less wealthy countries like low and middle income countries, they really really struggle to get access and so that's a real impediment that prevents researchers in those countries from being able to either contribute or do world class research'. So if you charge thousands of US dollars to publish one paper that will help them contribute?
'Even with my brother starting the public library of science...' - so no conflict of interest there then...
On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 7:49 PM, Donat Agosti <agosti at amnh.org> wrote:
> Here is a splendid clip on open access, well worth to spend a couple
> of minutes
> Enjoy, and think about what it means for our domain
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