[Coral-List] Trust peer-reviewed articles rather than the press

Mark Tupper mtupper at coastal-resources.org
Mon Mar 7 08:40:51 EST 2016

Jean-Pierre et al,

The general public is not going to find and read a journal like ICES Journal of Marine Science. Even Richard Dunne’s assertion that the general public gets its scientific information from the national and international press is overly optimistic these days. I can’t speak for Europe, but in North America and in the Philippines, the average citizen gets their scientific information from social media, i.e. Facebook memes, Twitter tweets, and the blogosphere.


Dr. Mark Tupper, Director
Coastal Resources Association
Saint Joseph Street, Barangay Nonoc
Surigao City, Philippines 8400
mtupper at coastal-resources.org

On Mar 5, 2016, at 1:46 AM, Jean-Pierre Gattuso <gattuso2 at obs-vlfr.fr> wrote:

> Hi:
> That is not true. The entire issue is open access. You can even get all 
> articles in a single pdf file: 
> http://icesjms.oxfordjournals.org/content/current#Completeissuepdf73-3
> Note that I have no connection with this special issue.
> Jean-Pierre Gattuso
>> Please do keep in mind, that the vast majority of papers in this issue 
>> are not Open Access. In fact, of the 45 papers in this special issue, 
>> only 9 are available for free. At $40 per paper, it would cost $1,440 
>> for just one person to read this special issue.
>> The idea, therefore, that the “general public” should only trust 
>> peer-reviewed publications is a non-starter. If the general public 
>> won’t even pay for newspapers anymore, do you really expect them to 
>> pay $40 for a single peer-reviewed paper?
>> Cheers,
>> -Nick
>> Nick Wehner
>> Project Manager, OpenChannels
>> Marine Affairs Research and Education (MARE)
>> http://openchannels.org | http://marinedebris.info | 
>> http://marineaffairs.org
>> nwehner at marineaffairs.org
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