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William H. Dutton and Paul W. Jeffreys

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014397

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.001.0001

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11.2 Open Access versus “Open Viewing” for a Web of Science: The Neurocommons Example

11.2 Open Access versus “Open Viewing” for a Web of Science: The Neurocommons Example

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(p.322) 11.2 Open Access versus “Open Viewing” for a Web of Science: The Neurocommons Example
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John Wilbanks

Hal Abelson

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.003.0036

Open access (OA) to scientific literature has sparked debates over allowing the public to view journal articles on the Internet free of charge. However, “open viewing” alone does not promote full participation in scientific research. Genuine OA involves making scientific papers freely available online and the right to use the text of articles as data to software. This chapter examines OA as opposed to open viewing and cites the case of Neurocommons as an example of genuine OA. Neurocommons is an open platform that considers numerous biological databases and literature sources as a single database to answer questions related to neuroscience.

Keywords:   open access, open viewing, Neurocommons, neuroscience, biological databases, scientific literature

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