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Open Access, Video: BioMedCentral gets a channel on YouTube!

Watch Dr. Bart Knols, a Dutch scientist specializing in malaria research, eloquently explain why open-access literature is currently changing the “ecology” of scientific publishing – and in our lifetime:

BioMedCentral, publisher of 183 open-access journals, joined YouTube on September 10 2007. Last week on the BioMedCentral blog (Friday Nov 23 2007) an announcement about this new channel was made: BioMedCentral Channel on YouTube.

Here is an itemized playlist of current videos available:

Finally, the 4-minute video shown below is entitled “Open Access: The Future of Scientific Publishing” in which four faculty-scientists speak about closed versus open access research publications:

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