Jorge L. Contreras

is senior lecturer in law at the Washington University School of Law. His current research focuses on the intersection of law and science.


The downside of open access

Why information philanthropy is bad for the South

The impact of open access publishing models on the developing world is uncertain, writes Jorge L. Contreras. Until “information philanthropy” is supplanted by self-sufficient, south-focused open-access journals, the potential of developing world scientists will not be fully realised.