From: Ann Okerson <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 8:01 AM
Of possible interest; reactions vary about whether this is "enough."
Nature makes all articles free to view
Publisher permits subscribers and media to share read-only versions of
"All research papers from Nature will be made free to read in a
proprietary screen-view format that can be annotated but not copied,
printed or downloaded, the journal’s publisher Macmillanannounced on 2
December.... The content-sharing policy, which also applies to 48
other journals in Macmillan’s Nature Publishing Group (NPG) division,
including Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine and Nature Physics, marks
an attempt to let scientists freely read and share articles while
preserving NPG’s primary source of income — the subscription fees
libraries and individuals pay to gain access to articles."
See also the report in the Chronicle of Higher Education: