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Peter Suber, curator of the Free Online Scholarship Blog weighs in on this much-debated issue:
None of the advantages of traditional scientific journals need be sacrificed in order to provide free online access to scientific journal articles. Objections that open access to scientific journal literature requires the sacrifice of peer-review, revenue, copyright protection, or
other strengths of traditional journals, are based on misunderstandings.
Full Article from BioMed Central\'s new Journal of Biology, which \"aims to publish outstanding research articles from all areas of biology and make them immediately accessible to all, free of charge.\"