The open access movement is gaining more and more support. Today, in certain disciplines, as much as 50% of scientific publications are made freely available to all. In this series of short videos from MyScienceWork, meet some of the players of open access. Here, Bart van Tiggelen, a physicist with the CNRS at the Joseph Fourier University and a member of the French Physical Society, talks about the interest for researchers that open access publishing holds, as well as the economic questions surrounding this move.
Bart van Tiggelen on author-payer models:
We should not bother the author with financial stuff; he is supposed to do science.
What interest is there for researchers in making their publications accessible? Should they be the ones to pay for the transition to open access? For International Open Access Week 2012, MyScienceWork organized two events in Paris, bringing together numerous players in the movement. At the second evening, hosted by event partner UNESCO, Bart van Tiggelen explained his view on these questions surrounding the emerging models for a new scientific publishing.
More in this series of [Open Access Interviews]:
Find out more:
Storify of the second evening at UNESCO: "Measuring the Impact of Open Access, at UNESCO for Open Access Week"
Storify of the first evening at the University Pierre and Marie Curie (in French): "#OAWeek2012 A la découverte de l’Open Access à l’UPMC pour l’Open Access Week"
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