Harvard goes to open access
Harvard University’s faculty of arts and sciences has voted to make research papers and articles available online free of charge.
Robert Darnton, director of Harvard University Library, said the move was essential to halt the “severe damage” to research libraries caused by the “spiralling cost” of academic journals.He added: “We academics provide the content for scholarly journals. We evaluate articles as referees, we serve on editorial boards, we work as editors ourselves, yet the journals force us to buy back our work, in published form, at outrageous prices.”
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