Now a days, technology makes the information more accesible than ever where academia is not the exception. Publishing science is taking new approaches to facilitate broad access to the most recent evidence.
Free access to research findings can accelerate discovery since individuals involved in science can read and enhance their investigations from others findings without restriction. Moreover, in high education Open access provide the opportunity to professors and students to improve education by acquiring the latest research findings throughout the world.
Even grant funding agencies such as NIH are demanding publications to be publicly accessible to reach broader audiences. However, publishing in open access journals includes a high cost which most of the times is transferred to the authors. Is estimated that the cost to publish peer-reviewed articles in open access journals ranges between $1,350 USD . to $3,500 USD. Therefore, a conversation on the profits and business behind open access is arising which could lead in knowledge corruption in academia.
So, what can be done to avoid corruption and maintain veracity about scientific open access publishing?