A number of bibliobloggers have noted the opening of the new UK PubMed Central, but I was looking for a news story for laypeople on the topic from the UK press…and I found this item from the Financial Times.
Note that the article starts off well enough:
Scientific publishing embarked on a revolution yesterday as more than 500,000 medical research papers became available free on the internet.
The move follows a fierce debate by academic journal publishers worried about competition from free research papers.
Then it just becomes funny:
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The FT site suggests I pay to read their article about all the free information now available on the internet. I laughed, but I’m easily amused. Anyone else?