Kaiser J. Free journals grow amid ongoing debate. Science 2010;329(5994):896-898
The author writes on the many debates that rage about whether open access is speeding scientific progress. Some argue that academic researchers already have good access to the articles they need and critics suggest that the open access publishing model encourages mediocre work.
A reply to this article comes from Jacques Zimmer, a member of the editorial board of PLoS ONE (A positive review for PLoS ONE. Science 2010;330(6000):34). He says that most of the papers he handles are of high quality, and that its journal is serious and aims at rendering well-performed science accessible to everybody