AP/Fort Wayne News-Sentinel: Free Online Journal Seeks Revolution in Science Publishing
Oct 18, 2003, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Elias)
"A new online journal aims to radically alter scientific
publishing, breaking the stranglehold that expensive private
journals have on the details of most discoveries by making vital
research freely available on the Internet.
"The San Francisco-based Public Library of Science, though
backed by leading academics including Nobel laureates, was
dismissed as idealistic and unfeasible by many in the scientific
and publishing communities when announced over the summer.
"Those critics are now thinking twice. In its first issue this
week, the peer-reviewed publication featured a stunning study that
forced the world to take notice..."