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New Premise in Science: Get the Word Out Quickly

Slashdot and Lee Hadden pointed the way to This NYTimes Story on Public Library of Science, an outgrowth of several years of friction between scientists and the journals over who should control access to scientific literature in the electronic age. Supporters of the Public Library of Science say the point is not how much money the journals make, but their monopoly control over literature that should belong to the public.

Be sure to read the Slashdot thread as well.

\"We would be perfectly happy for them to have huge profit margins providing that in exchange for all this money we\'re giving them we got to own the literature and the literature did not belong to them,\"