Anger at Anti-Open Access PR
Posted on January 28, 2007 Comments (2)
Blog posts angry at the anti open access moves by science journals are exploding. Which is a good thing; hopefully the momentum will keep up and some real changes will take place.
Those with money to lose will fight against freedom of information by Bora Zivkovic, is pretty representative:
More: My advice to the American Chemical Society – Big Content’s ‘pitbull’ and the AAA – Science Journals Hire “PR Pit Bull” – Traditional science publishers hire PR firms to scuttle open access – The Open Access “Debate” – A quick bit on the future of Open Access Publishing, Anthropology, and Public Relations – More on the AAP PR campaign – Anti-Open Access Propaganda: An Institution Under Siege – Science publishers get stupid
Good. Go blogosphere, Go Open Access and Go Badgers, too.
Related: more posts from our open access category – The Future of Scholarly Publication – Open Access Legislation – The Future of the Scholarly Journal
A similar righteous outrage surrounded the Corporate hypocrisy by HP (it took about a week as I remember before HP capitulated – when they finally realized the best option was to admit the blogosphere was right and they were wrong). I wonder if that will happen this time. My guess is they will not follow Bora Zivkovic advice to join “the new world of Open Science and using their brand names, their know-how and their infrastructure to become the leaders in the new system.” That is good advice. It would be nice to see this PR move backfire and speed up the transition to a modern open exchange of scientific ideas, instead of system trapped in an outdated way of thinking.
Note to Google Toolbar people: shouldn’t the spell checker recognize blogosphere as a word?