From a July 25 post at one of my favorite blogs: Scholarly Communications @ Duke:
When U.S. News and World Reports runs a major article on academic journal publishing and the open access movement, it should be pretty clear that there are big changes afoot. And the past couple of weeks have seen major developments in the movement toward public access for taxpayer-funded research, both here in the U.S. and in Europe.”
The author Kevin Smith summarizes those major developments and then concludes by calling for greater transparency from traditional journal publishers. Why, he asks, are you consistently unable to justify your cost? Read the full post here: http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/2012/07/25/now-we-see-through-a-glass-darkly/.