Friday, September 16, 2005

Education Guardian | Open access failings 'cost UK £1.5bn' | E-learning | Open access failings 'cost UK £1.5bn'

Jimmy Leach

The UK is losing around £1.5bn annually because of its failure to embrace open access publishing, according to an open access advocate.

Stevan Harnad, of the American Scientist Open Access Forum and professor of cognitive science at the University of Southampton, has calculated the potential return on the investment in scientific research findings that are being lost to the UK each year through what he views as the limitations of the current academic publishing environment....

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