Free open access to liberate and unleash neglected science

  • King Hwa Ling Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.
  • Noraishah Mydin Abdul-Aziz Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
  • Norshariza Nordin Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.
Keywords: journal publishing, open access, neuroscience, neglected science

Abstract

Open access has become a choice for scientific publication. In many countries, open access publication has been made compulsory for publicly funded studies. Since 2013, government-funded research paper in United States must be made freely available within 12 months of publication. Such policy will ensure maximum accessibility and circulation of published articles. While the scientific community is benefited at large due to free access and distribution of published materials, open access publication is never free due to the various costs involved in the production, permanent archival and digitalisation of scholarly articles.

References

Van Noorden R. US science to be open to all. Nature. 2013; 494(7442): 414-415. https://doi.org/10.1038/494414a

Van Noorden R. Open access: The true cost of science publishing. Nature. 2013; 495(7442): 426-429. https://doi.org/10.1038/495426a

Published
2018-03-04
How to Cite
Ling, K. H., Abdul-Aziz, N. M. and Nordin, N. (2018) “Free open access to liberate and unleash neglected science”, Neuroscience Research Notes, 1(1), pp. 1-2. doi: 10.31117/neuroscirn.v1i1.4.
Section
Editorial