The scientific community relies on journals and should have kicked the habit a long time ago, says Professor Björn Brembs
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The scientific community relies on journals and should have kicked the habit a long time ago, says Professor Björn Brembs

Av Forskerforum

Publisert 7. april 2021

‘It’s an addiction’, he continues, comparing journals to a drug, the researchers to a junkie. Worldwide, universities spend at least NOK 100 bill. a year on subscriptions – ca. NOK 50,000 per article – while the actual cost lies between NOK 1,000 and 5,000. ‘We could build new particle accelerators and space stations every year.’ Instead, universities should be required to contribute to an open infrastructure, says Brembs.