Brussels, 9 November 2006
Open Access publishing in physics gains momentum
For the first time ever, an entire scientific field is exploring the possibility of converting its reader-paid journals into an author-paid Open Access format.
The paradigm shift would involve moving from the traditional model of financing publications through reader subscriptions to free-for-readers publications financed by funding agencies via laboratories and the authors themselves.
In addition to revolutionising the academic publishing world, Open Access could also have a great impact on research itself as researchers and funding agencies would see their opportunities broaden with the unlimited distribution of their publicly funded research results.