Open Access To Scientific Literature: Can It Work?

from slashdot:
evilquaker writes “Nature is running a free web focus on the issue of open access to scientific literature. The current model of scientific publishing dates back to the seventeenth century and — like the music industry — is in serious danger of becoming irrelevant because of the rise of the internet. The main issue up for discussion is whether the author-pays/access-is-free model will supplant the author-pays-less/readers-pay-too model.”

Nature: access to the literature: the debate continues

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