Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Authored by the publisher of BioMed Central, this letter takes the Minister to task regarding remarks made about open access, and specifically his comments that open access is in decline and that there needs to be a "level playing field" between open access and commercial publishing. Matthew Cockerill remarks, "BioMed Central strongly agrees that this is desirable. But the continued strong growth in open access has not occurred on a remotely level playing field. It is a testament to the strength of the open access model that its growth has occurred despite the playing field being anything but level."

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