Michael E. Hoffer, MD, professor of otolaryngology and neurological surgery at the University of Miami, and his colleagues believe that research discoveries should to be available to all who want to read them.
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That’s why they have published several articles through a process known as open access (OA) publishing. In this system, authors submit to journals and, when their work is accepted for publication, the authors pay the journals to be published.
The concept isn’t entirely new—one of the earliest OA journals, PLOS Biology, launched in 2003—but is receiving a larger share of the spotlight as more and more OA journals appear in the academic publishing landscape.