One who shares, wins

Jeffrey W Bizzaro, Prashanth Suravajhala

Abstract


There has recently been an increase in the number of open access journals showcasing the results of research, free of charge, in an affordable and easy to access online publication. In fact, it's a paradigm shift in publishing, and it has gained so much momentum and has become so favored institutionally that perhaps we can say that the one who shares, wins. We do wish to acknowledge the good that open access has achieved through journal readership, but we also want to mention here some of the problems and challenges brought about by these changes. These are issues we think authors should be aware of before submitting to open access journals.


Keywords


Open access, open excess

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References


Budapest Open Access Initiative: http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-recommendations

CaBIG: http://cabig.cancer.gov/

SHARE: http://www.arl.org/focus-areas/shared-access-research-ecosystem-share

CHORUS: http://www.chorusaccess.org/