Times Higher Education has published three articles about open access in the same issue:
Learning to share by Zoë Corbyn and Matthew Reisz:
Free, immediate and permanently available research results for all - that's what the open-access campaigners want. Unsurprisingly, the subscription publishers disagree. Zoe Corbyn weighs up the ramifications for journals, while Matthew Reisz asks how books will fare.
Leader: Put all the results out in the open by Ann Mroz:
Researchers, government and society benefit when research is made freely available, so the sooner it is mandated, the better.
'Giving it away' a textbook argument by Matthew Reisz
Matthew Reisz assesses what open access means for book authors.