Mon, 30 Jun 2003 02:51:17 GMT

An editorial, Scientific publishing picks up speed …. An editorial, Scientific publishing picks up speed, in the June 24 issue of CMAJ, is mainly about fast-tracked publication of articles about SARS, but it also includes some positive comments about open-access electronic archives. An excerpt: “Perhaps we need 2 tracks to publication, in the model of, say, physics and computer science, where the fast lane is for preprint publication on individual or open-access servers and the slow lane is reserved for publication in print-based journals. Other than possible damage to existing journal revenue streams, we see few disadvantages in keeping the fast lane open”. [FOS News]

Open access publishing for science articles will be a major path for the rapid dissemination of information. You can see it happening.