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Discussing Open Access - a comment

Discussing Open Access http://discussingoa.wordpress.com/ I read through this piece by Rick Anderson. It’s a very good piece. It does an excellent job of articulating some of the challenges of subscription publishing and of various forms of open access publishing. I have a couple of relativly minor issues with it. The impression I got from reading it was that OA advocates are more shouty and incapable of a serious debate on the issue than advocates of a subscription model, and possibly those who pursue subscription models are more open minded. ... (more)