Subscription based journals currently represent a significant barrier to the global free flow and development of knowledge.
In many cases institutions in developing countries cannot afford the high subscription rates, while individuals face an even more insurmountable economic barrier. There is simply no reason for such obsolete�institutions�to remain in the Information Age, particularly when review procedures have been simplified with web applications. For this reason I fully support open access journals and urge you to do the same.
You will find a list of open access publications on the Directory of Open Access Journals.
The cartoon above is courtesy of the Public Library of Science, who rightly believe that "sharing research encourages progress, from protecting the biodiversity of our planet to finding more effective treatments for diseases such as cancer."