Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Open Access Action

A while back I expressed my support for open access publishing, and quoted Laura Schroeter's suggestion that the editors of Philosophical Studies declare independence from Springer. Tomkow has since taken up the issue, and created a simple petition to the editors of Phil Studies.

Free Phil Studies

I don't usually sign petitions, but this seems a worthy exception. (The philosophical community is sufficiently small and tight-knit that I can imagine this sort of thing actually making a difference.)

For any who're interested, I've also created an 'Open Access Philosophy' Facebook group. (Time we took advantage of what Clay Shirky calls 'ridiculously easy group formation'. It's easy enough, and who knows, some good may come of it.)

Update [7/24]: 100 members and counting -- join now!


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