Why Christian Ethics Impels Open Access Publishing

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Michael Smith


The publishing world is experiencing changes with the increased adoption of Open Access publishing, and Christians should celebrate the coming changes.  The trend towards increasing Open Access publishing promises increased access to scholarly and scientific information to greater numbers of people around the world.  Since Christian ethics impels Christians to love their neighbors, to share the Good News, and to be good stewards of God’s creation, Christians should support the transition to Open Access publishing, particularly since Open Access publishing can help advance each of these important Christian directives and goals.

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