Insights for Readers, Writers and Publishers
Chapter 11: Peter Binfield, PeerJ
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Co-founder and publisher, PeerJ,San Francisco and LondonInterview: Wednesday, August 1, 2012via Skype and email
Scholarly publishing has been a key site of change in publishing. This does not come without conflict. In the UK, for example, there has been a mixed reaction to new rules requiring all research to be published on an open access basis. As is often the case, it comes down to money. One argument in favour of open access is that the public already funds research through taxation, and should not be expected to pay twice. However, if the reader does not pay, the gap must be filled from another source.
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