Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Financial Times | Scientists reignite open access debate

Scientists reignite open access debate

By Clive Cookson, Science Editor

A group of computer scientists yesterday reignited the debate over access to results of publicly funded research, issuing a detailed riposte to journal publishers who oppose plans to make research freely available on the internet.

The seven computer experts - including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the worldwide web, who is a professor at Southampton University - sent their analysis to Research Councils UK, the umbrella body responsible for all publicly funded research in Britain."

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