Researchers, medical doctors, patients, and the publishing industry are preparing for a change
Access to scientific publications will be free in 2020 - science news latest headlines

European authorities have decided that research funded by public funding has to be published free of charge to the reader.

This is a real revolution in scientific publishing, in which access to scientific articles is often behind a paywall in the form of a subscription to a journal.

To make such “open access” publishing a success, hurdles have to be taken that include publishing costs (that will have to be paid by the universities), giving less importance to scientific publications alone to estimate scientific quality and making science understandable to the general public.

Sciencebriefss will play a role in the latter, especially by providing short science news articles for non-experts, putting new research findings into a broader context, and highlighting the importance of scientific results for society and science.

Read the full story: ScienceBriefss Editorial