conservative_librarian Wrote:
Nov 29, 2012 12:24 PM
PNAS is actually a publisher at the forefront of making scholarly articles more accessible. They were an early adopter of a model to make all historic content available for free, and new content is made free after a 6month embargo. While it might be preferable to have it made available immediately, it is a model that is sustainable and a huge improvement over the commercial publishers like Elsevier/Blackwell/etc Most scholarly publishing is funded in some part by government grants (NIH/DARPA/NSF/etc), and while most research reported in PNAS probably is federally funded, to my knowledge it isnt itself a funding agent nor an exclusive instrument for publishing funded research.