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Live Chat: Exploring the 'Wild West' of Open Access

4 October 2013 7:45 am
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Today's Guests (Far left) Michael Eisen is a biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and a founder of the Public Library of Science. (Second from Left) David Roos is a biologist at the University of Pennsylvania who studies malaria biology and genomics. (Right) John Bohannon and Jon Cohen are contributing correspondents to Science.

By charging authors a fee to publish their research, open-access journals make scientific papers free to the public. But in this new world of academic publishing, journals aren’t always what they appear. Science contributing correspondent John Bohannon went undercover to map out which journals used peer review in evaluating a fatally flawed paper, and he shares his findings in this week’s special science communication issue.

Join Bohannon and two prominent voices in the open-access debate—University of Pennsylvania biologist David Roos and University of California, Berkeley, biologist and Public Library of Science founder Michael Eisen—on Thursday, 10 October, at 3 p.m. EDT on this page to chat about the dark side of open access and the future of academic publishing with Science contributing correspondent Jon Cohen. Be sure to leave your queries for our guests in the comment box below.

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