"Do scientists really believe in open science?" asks research associate Frank Gibson on his peanutbutter blog. To answer his own question, he first discusses the definition of open science and concludes that for science to be open it needs to be fully open access with open licensing, open standards, and open data. Gibson says that open science is gaining some traction but is being held back by the old publish-or-perish mentality.

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