Quality control for research has been performed by independent academic journals. This system is under threat because competing universities and libraries fighting for their mission are reacting in ways that have negative consequences for those journals. Governmental intervention can secure their continued existence but probably at the cost of the loss of academic freedom.

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Can independent and qualified science communication survive in a time dominated by institutional interests?

Jørgen Burchardt   Museum Sønderjylland, Denmark

Quality control for research has been performed by independent academic journals. This system is under threat because competing universities and libraries fighting for their mission are reacting in ways that have negative consequences for those journals. Governmental intervention can secure their continued existence but probably at the cost of the loss of academic freedom.

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