Nobel Prize winner Open Access advocate

Stockholm, October 8, 2007: The 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to Mario R. Capecchi, Oliver Smithies and Martin J Evans "for their discoveries of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells".

Capecchi has published several works Open Access and even features on the institutional repository website of the University of Utah beside the following text: Institutional repositories capture, reserve, and disseminate a university’s collective intellectual capital, and serve as a meaningful indicator of an institution’s academic quality. Researchers are encouraged to:

       1. Open the channels of communication in your field

       2. Get online access to your own publications and those of your colleagues anytime,

       3. Get access to scientific and scholarly research free of charge and licensing