What is the price of science?

James C. Alwine, Lynn W. Enquist, Terence S. Dermody, Felicia Goodrum

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3 Scopus citations


The peer-reviewed scientific literature is the bedrock of science. However, scientific publishing is undergoing dramatic changes, which include the expansion of open access, an increased number of for-profit publication houses, and ready availabil-ity of preprint manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed. In this opinion article, we discuss the inequities and concerns that these changes have wrought.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere00117-21
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2021


  • For-profit journals
  • Impact factor
  • Open access
  • Preprint servers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Virology


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