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As Open Access Explodes, How to Tell the Good From the Bad and the Ugly?

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Science  23 Nov 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6110, pp. 1018
DOI: 10.1126/science.338.6110.1018

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Picking the right journal has always been difficult, but the plethora of new open access journals—and the increasing pressure from funders to publish in them—has made the choice even more daunting. At a meeting last month, representatives from science funding agencies, publishers, librarians, and journal editors discussed two proposed yardsticks for quality. But the meeting, organized by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and SURF, a partnership that provides information and communication technology to Dutch universities, failed to come up with clear answers.