Could open access have unintended consequences?


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An “author pays” publishing model is the only fair way to make biomedical research findings accessible to all, say David Sanders, professor of gastroenterology at Sheffield University, but James Ashton and worries that it can lead to bias in the evidence base towards commercially driven results - as those are the researchers who can pay for open access fees. Dave deBronkart just wants patients to have access to key research. Read the full head to head:

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