Impact of Sharing Knowledge

At Open-Access Meeting, Advocates Emphasize the Impact of Sharing Knowledge
Jennifer Howard | Wired Campus | November 11, 2011

“Impact, not ideology, was the watchword at the Berlin 9 Open Access Conference, held here on Wednesday and Thursday at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The 260 high-level researchers, fund providers, and open-access advocates who attended didn't waste time bashing publishers who keep research behind paywalls. (Some commercial publishers, including Elsevier, attended.) Instead they focused on the benefits of putting research-in the humanities and social sciences as well as in the sciences-quickly and freely into the hands of scholars, students, innovators, and the general public.”

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