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Open access to the scientific journal literature

Peter Suber

Author Affiliations

Department of Philosophy, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana 47374, USA

Journal of Biology 2002, 1:3  doi:10.1186/1475-4924-1-3

Published: 18 June 2002


None of the advantages of traditional scientific journals need be sacrificed in order to provide free online access to scientific journal articles. Objections that open access to scientific journal literature requires the sacrifice of peer-review, revenue, copyright protection, or other strengths of traditional journals, are based on misunderstandings.