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Journal of Nanophotonics • Open Access

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Author(s): Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Paper Abstract

Much, but not all, research today is financially supported by governments. In democratic dispensations, that means that a significant portion of research is funded by the taxpayers. Since the taxpayers have paid for the research upfront, should they not receive the research results for free? This argument underlies the concept of open-access publication of research results that is being increasingly demanded by governments and public-interest groups.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2012
PDF: 1 pages
J. Nanophoton. 6(1) 069902 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.6.069902
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 6, Issue 1
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Akhlesh Lakhtakia, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

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