At the ACS (American Chemical Society) National Meeting in Denver last month, I attended symposium where faculty and librarians talked about unreliability and irreproducibility of scientific publications. The discussion brought a different angle for us to understand published research.
As the Open Access movement began in the 1990s, many established publishers have gradually adopted this publishing model, disseminating high-quality research to as wide of an audience as possible. Scientific publishing has been one of drivers in the field of open access.
Last week was International Open Access week, a time to promote Open Access (OA) publishing in the academy: free, immediate, and electronic access to scholarly research.