copyright and open access in biodiversity publishing

From: Donat Agosti <agosti_at_AMNH.ORG>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 10:38:29 +0100

This following link
Provides access to a lecture I recently presented at the "Biodiversity:
Science and Governance"
( meeting in
Paris, January 26 to 28, 2005, covering the issue of copyright and
access to systematics information (systematic = science of the discovery
of new species and their phylogenetic relationship)

The image (Fig.1) shows dramatically what 'non-open access' in our
biodiversity-science does. It is right now a trend, that more and more
of the systematics journals are not open access, but rather the
opposite, and thus have an adverse effect especially on the conservation
of nature.


Dr. Donat Agosti
Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History and Smithsonian


Dalmaziquai 45
3005 Bern
+41-31-351 7152

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