Science journals are laughing all the way to the bank, locking the results of publicly funded research behind exorbitant paywalls.
A campaign to make content free must succeed.
HERE is a trivia question for you: what is the most profitable business in the world?
The reason it is so lucrative is because most of the costs of its content is picked up by taxpayers.
To rub salt into the wound they then sell it via exorbitant subscriptions and paywalls, often paid for by taxpayers too.
The scientists who oppose it have real concerns, but are letting the perfect be the enemy of the good.
Plan S only works if everyone gets on board; if it fails, it is hard to see how the iron grip of academic publishing can ever be broken. »