So Open access has been around a good few years now and I have to admit, there's nothing I like more than clicking on a link to an article and discovering that it's OA
However, I am really getting ticked off that despite the 'support' of major academic institutions and scientific bodies it still just so happens that all of the truly groundbreaking research is still being sent to pay-per-view journals for publication.
It appears as though the 'impact factor' still rules (don't get me started on IF!!) when people want to publish.
So with that in mind, has OA been an interesting experiment that has just not worked the way it was supposed to? In my line of work (medical writing) when I want to reference something I try to reference OA articles but more and more I find people coming back to me saying 'Let's reference the [insert PPV journal name] article, instead'...