Topic 5

Reflection on Topic 5

I felt that I could fully connect with this week’s topic, as open access (OA) is something I feel quite strongly about. I could tell that other bloggers felt similarly, such as Richard who took the opportunity to raise awareness and show support by tweeting OA publishers.  (more…)


Open Access in Science and Medicine

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Photo credits. Late night essays were made worse by the chance that my institution wouldn’t have access to an important reference.

“Check Access”.
For 4 years, this blue button has irritated me beyond belief. Writing a patient case report or research essay at 4am was never fun, and to make it worse, I was constantly at war with all the journals that would not give me or the University access to their cutting-edge research articles. (more…)