Over at evolgen, the blogger who goes by RPM links to a video interview with Michael Ashburner hosted by BioMed Central. In the interview, Ashburner is "espousing the virtues of open access," writes RPM, noting that the highly regarded scientist "also walks the walk, proclaiming that he will not publish in non-open access journal, nor review articles for non-open access journals."

 

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