February 21, 2008
Celebrations and Tough Questions Follow Harvard's Move to Open Access
In light of the decision last week by members of Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences to make access to their scholarly papers free, advocates of open access celebrated, but some publishers expressed concern.
"It's very, very good news," says Peter Suber, a research professor of philosophy at Earlham College and a longtime promoter of open-access to scholarly publishing. Other universities (as well as other schools within Harvard), he said, will want to adopt