The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) in southwestern China’s Guizhou province is the only significant instrument of its kind Nestled among the mountains in southwest China, the world’s largest radio telescope signals Beijing’s ambitions as a global centre for scientific research. The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST)—the only significant […]

Patrons of the library at the University of California, Berkeley, and at sister campuses will also get access to an additional 1000 Springer Nature journals. BEN CHU/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM The University of California (UC) system today announced it has signed the biggest open-access (OA) deal in North America with one of the […]

DAVIDE BONAZZI/SALZMAN ART In the push for “open access” (OA)—making scientific papers immediately free to everyone—it’s easy to forget that publishing costs haven’t vanished. They have simply shifted from subscriptions paid mostly by university librarians to fees charged to authors. Those article-processing fees (APCs), which can be several thousand dollars […]

Promoting the Cancer Moonshot, then-Vice President Joe Biden (right) speaks with Nobel laureate Paul Modrich (left), at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, in 2016. AP PHOTO/BEN MCKEOWN The long-standing debate over open access to research results has been marked by a geographic divide. In Europe, some public funders have […]