Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A small victory for open access 2

Following up from my earlier post, this article in The Economist gives a pretty good overview of the recent UK and EU move towards requiring the outputs of publicly-funded research being published as open access. The article also gives a lot of context about the different open access publishing models - the "gold" model practiced by PLoS, where authors pay a fee to publish; and the "green" model that the USA's NIH demands, whereby papers are published in traditional journals, but the journals must allow authors to publish their papers in an open repository like PubMed after one year.

So, when are we going to start seeing one of these models applied to computational intelligence journals? I'd be especially pleased if the IEEE were to adopt one of these models, as they lock every single paper they publish up behind a paywall, seemingly for all of time.