Science For All

Liam J. Messin, John C. Meadows

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Open Science; Science Publishing; Open Access
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Science is the best method humanity has for understanding the universe and our place in it. However, despite its astonishing achievements, the implementation and communication of science is not without problem. In this article the development of scientific publishing is discussed, as is its subsequent impact on scientific discovery and on the profession itself. The ways in which a move towards a more open science framework might alter how science is reported and ultimately performed is also addressed.

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