From Daily Cal
By Emma Rooholfada
Open access publishing has been on the rise in recent years, and UC Berkeley is helping lead the movement away from traditional, subscription-based publishing models...
“We’re not talking about changing the way that the journals do their editorial work. We’re not talking about changing the standards — there’s no need to do that,” said Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, UC Berkeley’s university librarian and professor in the campus School of Information and the department of economics. “It’s only a question of how they get their money, and there are different business models for providing the money...”
MacKie-Mason said there is mostly universal consensus within the scientific community that open access is beneficial, but there are concerns about the best way to implement it.