Royal Society Journal Embraces Open Access

Posted on January 23, 2012  Comments (0)

Royal Society journal archive made permanently free to access

The Royal Society…journal archive ”“ which includes the first ever peer-reviewed scientific journal ”“ has been made permanently free to access online.

Around 60,000 historical scientific papers are accessible via a fully searchable online archive, with papers published more than 70 years ago now becoming freely available.

reasures in the archive include Isaac Newton”™s first published scientific paper, geological work by a young Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin”™s celebrated account of his electrical kite experiment.

The move is being made as part of the Royal Society”™s ongoing commitment to open access in scientific publishing.

Good for them. Slowly more and more are realizing clinging to old fashion publishing models are contrary to promoting science and scientific literacy.

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