No one can deny that. The question is, what should it change into?
Governing that change needs to be a recognition by publishers of the essential role they play in advancing (or blockading) scientific progress. With that in mind here are four goals where, if achieved, publishing can add extreme value to the research community:
1. Make it open access
2. Make it reusable
3. Make it low cost
4. Make it digestible to both the lay person and researcher
Upcoming posts on this blog will explore these four goals and some of the guiding principles of PeerJ in more detail.