We have long been advocating that publishing on peer review journals is an essential step to guarantee quality and relevance of science….but is it sufficient? If we ‘lock’ our research findings in costly journals access becomes a matter of elite…

Watch this video….where Sheelagh O’Reilly of the DFID Research Into Use Programme reflects on peer review in academic and applied research communication. She argues that publishing their work outside standard journals is “not only acceptable but highly appropriate” – it is not “second best.”

Glad to see we are not alone! See our paper on AAA


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More background at the CGIAR Science Council site- http://www.sciencecouncil.cgiar.org/fileadmin/user_upload/sciencecouncil/EVENTS/AGM08IPG_WRKSHOP/BallantyneW.ipg4sciencecouncil.pdf