SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue #149

In the September Issue of the SOAN Peter Suber continues his contemplation of Garvey’s contention that ” … in some disciplines, it is easier to repeat an experiment than it is to determine that the experiment has already been done.” (See W.D. Garvey, Communication: The essence of science, Pergamon Press, Oxford 1979, p. 8.)
“In short, when we want to redo research, OA helps us do so. When we’d rather look up past research than redo it, OA helps us there too. OA doesn’t remove or reduce the need to test untested results, but it does remove the need to work around a dysfunctional access system.”
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