Have No Fear

There are a lot of "long-running misconceptions" about open-access publishing that should be addressed, says the University of Bristol's Michael Taylor in the Guardian. "It's not surprising that for-profit, barrier-based publishers are fighting to stem the tide, by misinformation if necessary, but researchers and the general public need not be taken in," Taylor says.

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