Friday, October 26, 2012

Open access publishing

I am a great supporter of open access publishing in science. It's great to see that more and more DNA Barcoding papers are published in open access journals, and I try to support this as much as possible e.g. by being an editor in PLoS ONE and encouraging colleagues and students to use such journals in favor of the traditional ones.

Yesterday, one of my favorite sites for fun and humor related to work  - PHD Comics released an animated cartoon explaining everything around open access publishing and why one would do it. The cartoon is build around phone interviews with two prominent advocates for open access publishing - Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen. 

I think it is a little masterpiece worth leaving your work aside for 8 1/2 minutes.

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