Reply To: Amplifying Voices Seminar

Reply To: Amplifying Voices Seminar

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Ajit Subramaniam
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I know that I am not contributing anything new here but the flip of OA fees is lack of access to journals/articles. I think that scientific societies have an important role to play here, especially those that publish journals. I think that ASLO has a good history of supporting publications fees but we need to be even more purposeful in directing resources for supporting OA fees in full for members from low income countries (I can’t resist pointing out that Membership has benefits and discounts in publications is a generous but often overlooked benefit for any member).
The other issue that Anwesha raised is perhaps more complex than can be addressed in a few sentences in forum but one that we as reviewers, editors (and as authors) have to chew on – what is the purpose of a publication? What are all the modes by which knowledge is advanced? Are we really better off knowing nothing about an important ecosystem because some protocol was not followed?

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