- Lisa Green
I am quite interested in the debate regarding Open Access (OA) to scientific publications. Accordingly, this week my attention was drawn to a one-page article in Science by University of Chicago researchers James Evans and Jacob Reimer titled Open Access and Global Participation in Science.
The question of how OA influences science is a popular one. In the last decade, many studies have addressed the question: are OA papers more widely disseminated, read and cited? Evans and Reimer take a new perspective and ask how the influence varies by per capita gross national income (GNI).
- Lisa Green
As I said in an earlier post, the primary objective of this blog is to provide an open forum for information sharing and communication within the scientific community. To ensure that we capture the widest range of perspectives and keep the information flow fresh and current, we have decided to host guest bloggers.
Our guest bloggers will post on a wide range of interesting topics relevant to life scientists and of course provide their own unique perspectives on this diverse domain. If you would like to be a guest blogger we’d love to hear from you.
Stay tuned – our first guest blogger will be posting soon!
Last night Creative Commons held a salon in San Francisco with short talks given by several members of the Creative Commons team including John Wilbanks from Science Commons.
John is an excellent speaker whose enthusiasm reveals his passion for improving science. He gave a thought-provoking talk about creating a network effect in science similar to the effect that drove the evolution of ARPANET into the Internet we know today.