Editorial in Nature calls for open access data – ‘Science’s capacity for self-correction comes from its openness to scrutiny and challenge.’

An excerpt: Open your minds and share your results An open approach is the best way to maximize the benefits of research for both scientists and the public, says Geoffrey Boulton There is a compelling case for having open access to scientific papers, to enhance the efficacy and reach of scientific communication. But important though…

Petition to make taxpayer funded science research paywalless

Like many of you, I get tired of paywalls, especially when there’s “science by press release” yet the paper remains hidden from the public while the paper gets wide MSM coverage. So I’ve reposted from Lucia’s The Blackboard (be sure to bookmark the site) to get wide distribution. She writes: =============================================================== A reader who is…