Open access publishing hoax: what Science magazine got wrong
The sting operation on publishers doesn’t point to the real crisis, says Curt Rice – the meltdown of the peer review system
Science magazine has published a blistering critique of the most sacred cow of scientific research, namely the peer review quality system. Unfortunately,Science doesn’t seem to have understood its own findings. It proclaims to have run a sting operation, written by ‘gonzo scientist’ John Bohannon, revealing the weaknesses of the relatively new publishing model we call open access. In fact, the Science article shows exactly the opposite of what it intended, namely that we need an even wider use of open access than the one we currently have.
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