The cost to publish OA is quickly becoming a new paywall in science, substituting the difficulty to read papers with the inability to showcase results in journals seen as reputable, due to the financial barrier of APCs.
Ariel Mariano Silber graduated in Biological Sciences and defended his PhD in Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, with a specialization in Biochemical and Molecular Parasitology. He was hired in 2006 as Assistant Professor at the University of São Paulo, where he was promoted to Associate Professor (2011) and then to Full Professor (2018). Since 2006 he heads the Laboratory of Biochemistry of Tryps – LaBTryps. His scientific interests are related to the “unusual logics” behind the metabolism and bioenergetics of pathogenic protists. Some of his other academic interests are related to human rights, gender and minorities in academia, early career researchers’ career development, responsible research assessment, science publications equity and fairness.