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Stephen Downes

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This article contains an interesting proposal, but I don't think it would work for me. The good bit: "The event of electronic publishing, by removing the printing and shipping costs which previously justified the charging of hefty subscriptions, means that publication of scientific data should clearly rapidly evolve towards a completely open access mode." But following from this assumption, the authors cling to a mode of publication where articles are screened and refereed. That's still too slow. Why would we wait for formal approval before publishing a paper online? Put it up first, and if it receives enough critical acclaim, then clean it up with an edit and place it into a 'journal of record'.

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