Open access week

October 23, 2009

The past week has been Open Access Week, celebrating the unrestricted sharing of research results via the internet for the advancement and enjoyment of science and society. 424px-open_access_logo_plossvgFrom the Open Access week website:

Open Access is the principle that all research should be freely accessible online, immediately after publication, and it’s gaining ever more momentum around the world as research funders and policy makers throw their weight behind it.

Events celebrating Open Access Week have been held all over the world, including here in Wellington, New Zealand.  As my own commemoration of the week I thought I’d round up some interesting articles that have been published in Open Access Journals over the last few weeks.  All of these are peer-reviewed journal articles that are free for anyone to download and read – no subscriptions required!

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