The Reality of Open-Access Journal Articles

Anonymous Patron writes "The Chronicle: 2/18/2005: The Reality of Open-Access Journal Articles Discussing open access seems to be a growth industry in academe. Oddly, though, many of the recent debates and arguments about it seem to have taken a notably regressive turn. In light of the widespread enthusiasm for using the Internet to remove barriers to research articles, those backward-facing cavils are shortsighted and distract attention from more important issues."


... the linked article is subscription-only "premium content." No grudge against pay sites - they've gotta eat too - but for this article it seems a bit, well, loopy.

D'oh! That's funny, I swear I read that article when I posted it, strange, I wonder how that happened. I would've made a note that it's subscription only.