10/24/12 PHD comic: 'What is Open Access?'


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Great video! I support the idea of open access. The impact factor business is driving reseacrh into the wrong direction and a corrective action is urguntly needed.
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Well we have arxiv already.

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10/24/12 PHD comic: 'What is Open Access?'


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Well we have arxiv already.
Not all what is in Arxiv was peer reviewed. Peer review is an essential part of publishing research.
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Shouldn't you pay for someone to peer review your article? What other incentives are there for someone else to proof read your article other than monetary?


I don't see how you can arrange an open access, someone's got to pay for this.
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Quote Quote by MathematicalPhysicist View Post
Shouldn't you pay for someone to peer review your article? What other incentives are there for someone else to proof read your article other than monetary?
I'm not aware of any journal at all that pays for the reviewers!! Peer review is purely voluntary.


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I don't see how you can arrange an open access, someone's got to pay for this.
That is exactly what is discussed in this video. Please watch it!
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Why would someone review someone else's article without some incentives?

Aren't they already busy with their own research?

If it's voluntary then who gets all this money that is being poured to these journals?
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Quote Quote by MathematicalPhysicist View Post
Why would someone review someone else's article without some incentives?

Aren't they already busy with their own research?

If it's voluntary then who gets all this money that is being poured to these journals?
Well, often the paper being refereed is about the referee's work, or cites it, so the referee has a vested interest in it 'getting it right'. (Whatever that means!)

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This is the comix sexion right?

Peer review gives an excellent opportunity to order the authors to cite a good deal of the reviewers publications.

It also helps to see what's going on in ones branch that may challenge current points of view..

Also, there is peer review and pal review

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