Please help keep the pressure on Nature Publishing Group to restore free access to genome papers #opengate
Well, I realize of course some things take time, but I cannot imagine it is that hard to restore free access to all papers reporting genome sequence data. Nature had promised to do this when many papers were published but recently I noticed that this was not being done. For some background see:
- Calling for Nature Publishing Group to return all money charged for articles that were supposed to be free #OpenAccess
- Today is a day to be annoyed with Nature (Publishing Group that is) #NatureFail
- On science blogs this week: Evolution | ScienceWriters (www.nasw.org)
- The Tree of Life: Nature's publishing machine really wants you to pay for stuff even if it is supposed to be free.
So today I browsed around to see if access had been restored to these genome papers. And alas they had not for many. For example, the Plasmodium genome paper is not available
The Shewanella genome paper is also not available. I know things take time. But I note, I have pointed out failings in the free access previously to Nature and it was seemingly fixed but not permanently. They really need to fix their system so that this stops happening. So I am going to keep at them. A bit tongue in cheek I have called this #opengate but perhaps I should call it Openomics?