http://phylogenomics.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... ystem.htmlI am highly skeptical of the CHORUS system proposed by scientific publishers as an end run around PubMed Central
By Jonathan Eisen .. 6/04/2013 01:13:00 PM
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Just read this news story ... Scientific Publishers Offer Solution to White House's Public Access Mandate - ScienceInsider
It reports on an effort by various scientific publishers to create something they call "CHORUS" which stands for "Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States." They claim this will be used to meet the guidelines issued by the White House OSTP for making papers for which the work was supported by federal grants available for free within 12 months of being published.
This appears to be an attempt to kill databases like Pubmed Central which is where such freely available publications now are archived. I am very skeptical of the claims made by publishers that papers that are supposed to be freely available will in fact be made freely available on their own websites. Why you may ask am I skeptical of this? I suggest you read my prior posts on how Nature Publishing Group continuously failed to fulfill their promises to make genome papers freely available on their website.
See for example:
Calling on Nature Publishing Group to return all money received for genome papers and article corrections
A Solution to Nature Publishing Group's Inability to Keep Free Papers Free: Deposit them in Pubmed Central
Please help keep the pressure on Nature Publishing Group to restore free access to genome papers #opengate
Today is a day to be annoyed with Nature (Publishing Group that is) #NatureFail
The Tree of Life: Nature's publishing machine really wants you to pay for stuff even if it is supposed to be free.
We need to make sure such papers are freely available permanently and the only way to do this is via making them available outside of the publishers own sites. Pubmed Central seems to be a good solution for this. I would be happy to hear other possible solutions - but leaving "free" papers under the control of the publishers is a bad idea.
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