In an essay published in the Financial Times, James Boyle, writes about how science has resisted the advances brought by the World Wide Web to a host of other fields -- "commerce, social networking, pornography" -- and says that journal publication has a lot to do with this. A law professor at Duke and co-founder of Science Commons, Boyle writes:

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