Over at the Daily Transcript, Alex Palazzo has a post considering the business models in publishing and what it would take for open access to be the norm. He refers to an interview with Emily Marcus, editor of Cell, in his quest to find out just how viable open access could be. It's a thoughtful piece, and worth a look as the open access debate continues.

 

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