Open access STM publishing can work for both sides
JANUARY 18, 2016
Open access is a worldwide effort to provide free online access to scientific and scholarly research, especially peer-reviewed journals. However, free and unfettered use STM works is not in the best interests of the publishers that incur considerable costs in publishing the works and must recoup that money, plus make a profit, in order to remain solvent. In Nature's model, research may be read online but cannot be printed or downloaded for free.