The State of the Industry
How do you see the Open Access proposal affecting the industry
In its present form, the Open Access proposal will have a very significant impact on a lot of small publishers who depend on NIH-funded research to supply articles for journals and content for new books. The raw, unedited, unreviewed information will be published and made accessible to the public without allowing publishers an opportunity to commercialize the information or profit from its distribution. The critical information stream for new information will dry up.