Harold Varmus was on NPR's Science Friday, talking about open access. Varmus, who co-founded the PLoS journals, talks about the NIH's new mandate. At Science Commons, Donna Wentworth says that Varmus makes a lot of great points, including advocating that more funding sources should have open access policies. Evolgen's RPM isn't as satisfied. RPM writes that Varmus didn't clearly delineate the differences between pay-access and open-access journals. "Some of his message got muddled in his lack of a punchy delivery. I worry that the points may have been missed by those people not familiar with the details," he writes.
So Much for the Finer Points
Apr 14, 2008