Open Access Journals: Has the shine faded?

The recent launch of several high-profile open-access journals by commercial publishers including Nature Publishing Group and SAGE elicited cheers from veterans of the open-access movement. Here, they thought, was evidence that their ideal of making research freely available online, as expressed in 2002's landmark Budapest Open Access Initiative document, was…

‘Life depends on science but the arts make it worth living’

Scientist claims true fulfilment is achievable only through the humanities, writes Rebecca Attwood The arts and humanities are "superior" to science, a top cardiologist has argued. John Martin, director of University College London's Centre for Cardiovascular Biology and Medicine, has 53 patents, 20 staff and has founded a biotechnology company.…