Scholars discuss how to improve open access while avoiding spreading misinformation

November 10, 2021
Scholars are debating how to ensure that open-access science is used appropriately and how to effectively avoid spreading misinformation, writes Suzanne Smalley. Smalley discusses the views of a variety of scholars who provide their insight on open access publications. While open access has made research more available, Librarian Roger Schonfeld explains, it has also made it easier for research to be misinterpreted and used to spread misinformation. Brian Nosek discussed how since researchers advance through publishing, there is a conflict of interest between what is good for professors and what will benefit science. Ivan Oransky explained that not all the blame of misinformation can be placed on preprints, since peer review has not caught all problems texts may have. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)