OCTO’s MarXiv profiled in “Tear Down That Paywall: The Movement to Make Ocean Research Free for All

“Yet many marine scientists, managers, advocates and policymakers around the world – from the poorest countries and organizations but also even the richest – have struggled to access research journals for years. The traditional model of academic publishing, in which major journals, published by a small handful of companies, charge subscription fees that can cost thousands of dollars for a single publication, has long made marine research harder to use for the very on-the-ground experts and practitioners it may need to reach.”
—- Jessica Leber. Oceans Deeply. 18 January, 2018

Read more about ways that OCTO and others are working towards making marine research available to practitioners and those who need it in this news article from Oceans Deeply. OCTO’s MarXiv (rhymes with “archive”) makes it possible to share your ocean and climate science papers, technical reports, and datasets legally and at no cost to you or users. It also provides unique DOI numbers, long-term storage, and indexing in Google Scholar. Read more about MarXiv and add papers to the repository.

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MEAM is going to be reporting from the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans Symposium being held in Washington, DC, June 4-8, 2018. The forum will bring experts from around the world together to better understand climate impacts on ocean ecosystems and how to respond. We encourage MEAM readers to attend the conference and contribute to our coverage. Please let us know at meam@openchannels.org if you will be attending and would be interested in contributing!