Iddo Friedberg at Byte Size Biology this week asks whether open-access publishing benefits small institutions. While he says he supports the open-access model, Friedberg points out that it's not without its problems. "I see the current author-pays model of OA publishing as still somewhat problematic, with the result of driving many of my colleagues away from OA," he says.

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