Research papers will be free to access, eventually – Nature’s Philip Campbell

 » Researchers and funding agencies will foot the cost of publishing academic papers rather than readers, as academic journals adapt to a world in which open access becomes increasingly important, according to Nature Editor-in-Chief Philip Campbell (…)

‘To me it is the open data that matters just as much as the open text of the paper. By the data I mean the data that the researchers have independently collected separately from the paper. If you can get your hands on that, then you can really get in there much faster to check what is in this paper. In some complex pieces of work that can be immensely time consuming, but without it, it is quite hard to validate what the paper is saying (…) »