SAMJ - Africa's top open access medical journal

 

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dc.contributor.author Mayosi, Bongani M
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-17T13:04:18Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-17T13:04:18Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Mayosi, B. M. (2005). SAMJ-Africa's top open access medical journal: mini editorial. South African Medical Journal, 95(11), p-809. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17972
dc.description.abstract A revolution is taking place in the world of scientific publishing. In the traditional model of publishing scientific articles, the author raised money to conduct the research project, then submitted the paper to a scientific journal for consideration for publication; if the manuscript survived the brutal peer review process, the author would be required to assign copyright to the publisher and pay 'page charges' for publication of the article. Finally, the author (as reader) had to pay a subscription fee to the publisher of the journal in order to have access to his or her published paper! Authors, members of the public and funders of research are understandably in revolt against this apparent exploitation of authors and readers by traditional publishers who extract substantial profits from the production of scientific knowledge through the efforts and investments of others. This unfavourable situation has led to the rise of the 'open access' movement in scientific publishing. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial Works License (CC BY-NC 3.0) *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ en_ZA
dc.source South African Medical Journal en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.samj.org.za
dc.title SAMJ - Africa's top open access medical journal en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-01-16T06:34:33Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Medicine en_ZA
uct.type.filetype Text


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