Jeromy Anglim's Blog: Psychology and Statistics

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ways that closed access academic publishers could improve

Accessing journal articles has certainly got easier over the years. Nonetheless, there are still many issues with how closed-access journals provide access. This hampers the scientific process.

Accessing a journal article that my institution has paid for should be as simple as going to the standard publications home page (with  one more click to download the pdf).

While from a broader societal level, there are many reasons to like open access publishing. However, for working scientists with institutional access to most journals, the day-to-day issue with closed access publishers is usability related. Here are a few things that I wish all publishers would do: