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    All scientific papers to be free by 2020 under EU proposals

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/...entific-papers

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    I'm spending a lot of time at the moment finding literature on various areas of physics and the amount of ******** pay walls I come up against is ****ing stupid. It also means scientists from poor countries can not get access to them without forking a massive bill.

    Currently it's only specifically open source journals such as IOP and other specifically freely available. But that could be about to change.

    "All publicly funded scientific papers published in Europe could be made free to access by 2020, under a “life-changing” reform ordered by the European Union’s science chief, Carlos Moedas."

    Can you imagine UK Tories doing this? Why would anyone set up a journal or do science if the work was accessible free of charge or if there was in fact no profit motive? Are you crazy? :eek3:

    Information wants to be free!
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    This sounds fantastic. My two favourite things, science and socialism, are finally getting introduced to each other!
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    It's easy to be generous with other people's things, even intellectual property.
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    (Original post by Jebedee)
    It's easy to be generous with other people's things, even intellectual property.
    This is for publicly funded research.

    If the research is publicly funded then it should be publicly available.

    If a researcher is concerned about preserving their intellectual property and hiding it behind a paywall, then they can raise funding from private sources.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    "All publicly funded scientific papers published in Europe could be made free to access by 2020, under a “life-changing” reform ordered by the European Union’s science chief, Carlos Moedas."
    I'm assuming this is the EU, not Europe?

    Nevertheless, this is really good news.
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    (Original post by Jebedee)
    It's easy to be generous with other people's things, even intellectual property.
    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    This is for publicly funded research.

    If the research is publicly funded then it should be publicly available.

    If a researcher is concerned about preserving their intellectual property and hiding it behind a paywall, then they can raise funding from private sources.
    I wouldn't bother, Jebedee clearly did not read the article.
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    (Original post by Jebedee)
    It's easy to be generous with other people's things, even intellectual property.
    lol

    It's people like you that want to own the human genome. I'm glad the public beat you to it.

    Considering every single big science/tech corporation makes their millions off the back of public funded research... Who is stealing from who? Easy to be generous with other people's things indeed.

    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    This is for publicly funded research.
    It's also for research that is part public and part privately funded apparently.



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    As an undecided voter in the upcoming referendum this may help sway me to remain :beard: Certainly going to take it into account when I make my choice.

    The only progressive stuff that comes from governments any more seems to be from Europe much more than our UK national government.
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    That would be great

    I wonder what they mean by "published in the EU" though. Does that mean the journal has to be based in the EU or the researchers (all or some of them?) based in the EU, or the funding source(s) based in the EU?
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    I'm spending a lot of time at the moment finding literature on various areas of physics and the amount of ******** pay walls I come up against is ****ing stupid.
    https://sci-hub.bz/

    Thank me later


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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    All scientific papers to be free by 2020 under EU proposals

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/...entific-papers

    :woo:

    I'm spending a lot of time at the moment finding literature on various areas of physics and the amount of ******** pay walls I come up against is ****ing stupid. It also means scientists from poor countries can not get access to them without forking a massive bill.

    Currently it's only specifically open source journals such as IOP and other specifically freely available. But that could be about to change.

    "All publicly funded scientific papers published in Europe could be made free to access by 2020, under a “life-changing” reform ordered by the European Union’s science chief, Carlos Moedas."

    Can you imagine UK Tories doing this? Why would anyone set up a journal or do science if the work was accessible free of charge or if there was in fact no profit motive? Are you crazy? :eek3:

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    EPSRC (UK council) funded research that is published is already required to be open access - either by paying extra to the journal in question or by being made available on the universities' library repository.
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    (Original post by Jebedee)
    It's easy to be generous with other people's things, even intellectual property.
    Is this a bad time to point out that the academic community is very strongly behind this, and has been for years?

    (Original post by Nichrome)
    EPSRC (UK council) funded research that is published is already required to be open access - either by paying extra to the journal in question or by being made available on the universities' library repository.
    That's not "open access".
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    (Original post by Jebedee)
    It's easy to be generous with other people's things, even intellectual property.
    Taken from the article:

    "The council said this data must be made accessible unless there were well-founded reasons for not doing so, such as intellectual property rights or security or privacy issues."
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    lol

    It's people like you that want to own the human genome. I'm glad the public beat you to it.

    Considering every single big science/tech corporation makes their millions off the back of public funded research... Who is stealing from who? Easy to be generous with other people's things indeed.

    It's also for research that is part public and part privately funded apparently.



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    As an undecided voter in the upcoming referendum this may help sway me to remain :beard: Certainly going to take it into account when I make my choice.

    The only progressive stuff that comes from governments any more seems to be from Europe much more than our UK national government.
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    Curious, by "Europe" did you mean the the EU or just European countries?
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    All scientific papers to be free by 2020 under EU proposals

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/...entific-papers

    :woo:

    I'm spending a lot of time at the moment finding literature on various areas of physics and the amount of ******** pay walls I come up against is ****ing stupid. It also means scientists from poor countries can not get access to them without forking a massive bill.

    Currently it's only specifically open source journals such as IOP and other specifically freely available. But that could be about to change.

    "All publicly funded scientific papers published in Europe could be made free to access by 2020, under a “life-changing” reform ordered by the European Union’s science chief, Carlos Moedas."

    Can you imagine UK Tories doing this? Why would anyone set up a journal or do science if the work was accessible free of charge or if there was in fact no profit motive? Are you crazy? :eek3:

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    It's wonderful news, let's hope this is the beginning of the end for Elsevier et al.
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    (Original post by XcitingStuart)
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    Curious, by "Europe" did you mean the the EU or just European countries?
    I assume the EU government.

    As humans we don't need the EU to do this kind of thing. But the "centrist" "mainstream" brexit cause seems to me to be totally hostile to this kind of "communism". Brexit is more concerned with immigration than it is with how wealth and information should be distributed in the modern era.
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    How does this work? Checking peoples browsers so that they can see if they live in Europe? Realistically this will mean that all of these will be available to the whole world. Dont get me wrong im completely for this and support the EU its just that this will mean that this research will be available to anyone in the world who can get a VPN which is effectively everyone.
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    Came here to say this
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    (Original post by Bernie2016)
    How does this work? Checking peoples browsers so that they can see if they live in Europe? Realistically this will mean that all of these will be available to the whole world. Dont get me wrong im completely for this and support the EU its just that this will mean that this research will be available to anyone in the world who can get a VPN which is effectively everyone.
    It's by the location of the publishers, not the viewers. Essentially, if you're publishing through an EU organisation, you have to release it publicly.
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    (Original post by BlueSam3)



    That's not "open access".
    He's talking about the research group paying the journal to make it open access - the so called 'gold route'

    http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/documents/docu...ccessfaqs-pdf/
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    (Original post by Bernie2016)
    How does this work? Checking peoples browsers so that they can see if they live in Europe? Realistically this will mean that all of these will be available to the whole world. Dont get me wrong im completely for this and support the EU its just that this will mean that this research will be available to anyone in the world who can get a VPN which is effectively everyone.
    Good. Like why on Earth is that a bad thing? I can't get my head around it. That is intrinsically good as far as I can see.

    You can't stop progress.

    That is only a bad thing if you are an awful human.

    "Oh no! This massive network we have made than can duplicate information in what tends to infinity will will be distributed to every human who has access to this network. No what we really need is to create artificial scarcity in order to ensure a large section of humanity lives in the dark ages for perpetuity."


    It's like if we invented a machine that could be used to duplicate food with next to no effort but we made laws to prohibit it on "piracy" grounds so a bunch of selfish people can profit. Make sure hunger continues so some people can get rich.

    If you are for that you are objectively an awful person.
 
 
 
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