The whole model of commercial, scientific publishing, where authors aren’t paid, peer reviewers aren’t paid, research institutions pay scandalous subscription fees and publishers receive outlandish profits, eventually must come unstuck. This mass resignation is just the latest symptom of the serious problem we suspect it won’t be the last. The distribution of scientific knowledge should be open and not for profit too.
Read coverage of scientists’ resignation from journal Neuroimage here.
Read Stephen Buranyi’s long read article about the business of scientific publishing here.
Find out more about the new non-profit neuroscience journal here.