Friday, October 26, 2012

What is Open Access Publishing & Why Is It Important?

Answer: Open Access Publishing is the future.

This video should be mandatory watching for all scientists, students, and anyone remotely interested in using research to make decisions about your health and future.

Open Access Publishing allows you to read the articles you want for free. Afterall, you probably paid for some portion of the research through your tax dollars going to fund the federal science budgets.

The bearded guy with the plad shirt is Jonathan Eisen, who I credit for getting me interested in social media and open access publishing. He and others have done the same for countless other scientists. His Ted Talk on the ubiquity of microbes is worth a watch.

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