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Journal paywalls impede scientific information from being used for ocean management

Nicholas Wehner and Octo Open Communications for The Ocean
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Abstract: This study of MPA management plans in three countries found that primary scientific research from journals represented just 14% of the information cited in the plans. A main reason for this shortfall was that most journal articles were behind paywalls, where managers had no access to them. This study was the first to document the impediment that journal paywalls present to marine management and to effective application of science for conservation.

Date: 2018-01-02
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DOI: 10.31219/osf.io/xgp65

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