Open Access debate

“Getting jobs, grants and tenure is a competitive process in which the quality of an individual scientist’s previous work and future plans are evaluated. Getting a paper published is a competitive process in which the quality of a piece of work and its potential impact is evaluated. It is no surprise that the results of these two processes are correlated. But it is a logical fallacy of the highest degree to conclude from this correlation that it is the journal in which your work gets published, rather than its inherent merits, that plays the dominant role in determining your success in science.”

Michael Eisen
http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=911

I absolutely agree, always thought exactly the same thing. I’m absolutely positive that my next paper is going to be in an Open Access journal.

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