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Submission + - Opening up science journals, eliminating paywalls to articles (

ryanferrell writes: Not even Harvard can afford to subscribe to every academic journal. For scientists at small institutions, lack of access to journals specific to one’s narrow field can be painful. Individual articles can cost $30 to $50 each, which is paid out of personal or grant funds.

The Boston Globe profiles a start-up that is piloting an “iTunes” model with Nature Publishing Group and the University of Utah. In the pilot program, researchers pay nothing to download articles and their library foots a smaller bill for a la carte access from the publisher.

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Opening up science journals, eliminating paywalls to articles

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