Free the Science. Scientific publishing is a multi-billion dollar industry. Little of that money is reinvested in the scientists actually conducting the research.
Go to http://www.FreetheScience.org to learn more.
Generally, scientists (or their institutions) have to pay to have their research papers published open access in a journal. Then readers are charged to access those papers.
These fees are creating barriers that inhibit researchers from low-resource institutions or start-up ventures from accessing or publishing research critical to their fields.
Right now, scientists around the world are making discoveries imperative to the future of our planet. Electrochemists and solid state scientists, in particular, hold the keys to innovation in renewable energy, biomedical, water, sanitation, communications, transportation, and infrastructure sectors.
The problem is their innovations aren’t making the impact they should.
Free the Science seeks to remove these fees, so scientists can share their research with readers around the world, allowing more minds to think about and solve problems.
Free the Science is an effort to keep more money in research rather than in the publishing industry.
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