[ASC-list] open access scicomm research

Cobi Smith CSmith at riaus.org.au
Thu Jul 19 01:16:56 UTC 2012

Following up on Toss's comment - there's also public discussion in the blogosphere about Public Understanding of Science specifically, after a plenary about the journal at the PCST conference:


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Subject: [ASC-list] Scientific research to be free on-line - but what about sci comm research?


There's an interesting debate on free on-line access to research on the PCST discussion list.

Susanna Priest, editor of Science communication, has just posted a comment which reads (in part):

For the most part, in my own view, all that most "open access" plans do is to shift the burden of paying from readers to authors. Not only is it discriminatory against researchers in less-developed ("poorer") areas, but it is potentially a very bad choice for social science generally, and even worse for communication research specifically.

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