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Researchers shouldn't hide their work behind a paywall, argues scientist

There's a provocative blog entry over on the Guardian's Notes & Theories, where writer/paleontologist Mike Taylor, PhD, argues that it's wrong for researchers to publish their work in journals with paywalls. "If you are a scientist, your job is to bring new knowledge into the world," he writes. "And if you bring new knowledge into the world, it's immoral to hide it. I heartily wish I'd never done it, and I won't do it again."

Previously: A plan to offer free access to publicly funded research, Stanford neurosurgeon launches new open-source medical journal built on a crowdsourcing model, Stanford scientist sets sail on new publishing model with launch of open-access, embargo-free journal, Discussing the benefits of open access in science and How open access publishing benefits patients

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