Saturday, September 27, 2008

An author and a scientific publisher

I am following with a sense of detached fascination UBC researcher Dr. Rosie Redfield's saga of her quest to get her CIHR funded article published in a scientific journal and also made available Open Access.

While her blog is not one dedicated to Open Access but instead to her research ("Thinking about our research into the mechanism, function and evolution of DNA uptake by Haemophilus influenzae and other bacteria"), it is clear that she is spending more time and accruing more frustration dealing with this particular issue than she would want to be, or should be...

Update: 2008 Nov 12: It seems that the Dr. Redfield has given up on Elsevier, and has decided to stop publishing articles with this publisher: "...I won't be submitting to any Elsevier journals in the future."

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