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10-Dec-2007

Ethics of Open Access to Biomedical Research



Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine | Abstract | 1747-5341-2-31 | Ethics of open Access to biomedical research: Just a special case of ethics of open access to research
.."Most research is funded so as to be conducted and published, by researchers, in order to be taken up, used, and built upon in further research and applications, again by researchers (pure and applied, including practitioners), for the benefit of the public that funded it -- not in order to generate revenue for the peer-reviewed journal publishing industry (nor even because there is a burning public desire to read much of it). Hence OA needs to be mandated, by researchers' institutions and funders, for all research.."

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