An Open Ode

In sixteen hundred and sixty five

The world received a gift,

The first journal made science thrive

With publishing now cheap and swift


Oh halcyon days of yore,

Where have you gone to now

The publishers just see dollars

As they slay the sacred cow


For where once science was open

Now the door has been shut

Where once knowledge was unbroken

Now it’s a kick in the butt


Please all act now before it’s too late

Open Access is our foot in the gate



Photo Credit: PLoS

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