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Case report
Carbon monoxide

Latest Article Alert from BMC Women’s Health

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Research article
Standpoints of Roma women regarding reproductive

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Case study
Lessons learnt from the first controlled human malaria

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Research article
Clinical evaluation of commercial nucleic acid

Disrupting the subscription journals’ business model for the necessary large-scale transformation to open access

Abstract:  This paper makes the strong, fact-based case for a large-scale transformation of the current corpus of scientific subscription journals to an open access business model. The existing journals, with their well-tested functionalities, should be retained and developed to meet the demands of 21st century research, while the underlying payment streams undergo a major restructuring. There is sufficient momentum for this decisive push towards open access publishing. The diverse existing initiatives must be coordinated so as to converge on this clear goal. The international nature of research implies that this transformation will be achieved on a truly global scale only through a consensus of the world’s most eminent research organizations. All the indications are that the money already invested in the research publishing system is sufficient to enable a transformation that will be sustainable for the future. There needs to be a shared understanding that the money currently locked in the journal subscription system must be withdrawn and re-purposed for open access publishing services. The current library acquisition budgets are the ultimate reservoir for enabling the transformation without financial or other risks. The goal is to preserve the established service levels provided by publishers that are still requested by researchers, while redefining and reorganizing the necessary payment streams. By disrupting the underlying business model, the viability of journal publishing can be preserved and put on a solid footing for the scholarly developments of the future.

The new Max Planck Gesellschaft report on the large-scale transition to OA

“I’m glad to see this new Max Planck Gesellschaft report on the large-scale transition to OA, and I’m adding it to the list of works to cover in the new Harvard literature review <osc.hul.harvard.edu/journal-flipping> on converting non-OA journals to OA.

But I’m sorry to see that the announcement of the report uses its short space to broadcast two false assumptions — first, that all or most OA journals charge publication fees (also known as article processing charges or APCs), and second that all or most of the fees at fee-based OA journals are paid by authors. I haven’t read the report itself yet, but I hope it shows better understanding than the announcement.”

Latest Article Alert from Archives of Public Health

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Study protocol
Built environment and active play among D.C.

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Forum
Recognizing and managing sepsis: what needs to be done?
Yealy DM,

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Research article
Workforce interventions to improve access