Monday, March 24, 2014

Myths of Open Access

What caught my attention from the readings this week was the concept of green (and gold) open access, from the article by Björk.  I was particularly interested in the debate surrounding the difference between the two kinds of open access, as well as arguments against or for their usage.  I came across an interesting article titled "Open access: six myths to put to rest", which did a good job of clarifying some of the arguments that I'd read against both types of open access, especially the idea that gold open access generally requires large author-side fees.  I found it particularly interesting that there is (or was) the myth that all open access is gold open access.  (However, this article is from roughly a year ago, so I would be curious to know if that mindset is still prevalent today).

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