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Open-access more harm than good in developing world

Gadagkar, Raghavendra (2008) Open-access more harm than good in developing world. In: Nature, 453 (7194). 450 -450.

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The traditional 'publish for free and pay to read' business model adopted by publishers of academic journals can lead to disparity in access to scholarly literature, exacerbated by rising journal costs and shrinking library budgets. However, although the 'pay to publish and read for free' business model of open-access publishing has helped to create a level playing field for readers, it does more harm than good in the developing world.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Publication: Nature
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Nature Publishing Group.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2010 07:44
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2011 04:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/26554

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