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Editorial

More Than Just Access: Delivering on a Network-Enabled Literature

  • Cameron Neylon mail

    cneylon@plos.org

    Affiliation: Advocacy Director, PLOS, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 23, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001417

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Onward and upward

Posted by MikeTaylor on 24 Oct 2012 at 08:35 GMT

Right on target: thank you for this useful explanation of why CC BY or equivalent terms are so important. I expect to point people to this article often.

The underlying principle here is this: the most important applications of our research are the ones we haven't thought of. But so long as SOMEONE does, that's fine.

You write "We will soon have the critical mass of accessible literature that could support the true transformation of scholarly communication." It's true, but that's not the goal. The goal is the transformation of health care, agriculture, space exploration, and so on. Scholarly comunication is a means, not an end.

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