No, but there is a revolution in scholarly journal publishing, reports the New York Times:
A Quiet Revolt Puts Costly Journals on Web
By PAMELA BURDMAN
Published: June 26, 2004
When Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, a neurobiologist at Duke University, decided to release a groundbreaking study in an upstart online journal, his colleagues were flabbergasted. The research, demonstrating how brain implants enabled monkeys to operate a robotic arm, was a shoo-in for acceptance in premier journals like Nature or Science.“Usually you want to publish your best work in well-established journals to have the widest possible penetration,” Dr. Nicolelis said. “My idea was the opposite. We need to open up the dissemination of scientific results.” The journal Dr. Nicolelis chose — PLoS Biology, a publication of the Public Library of Science — aims to do just that by putting peer-reviewed scientific papers online free, at the Web site www.plosbiology.org.
The high subscription cost of prestigious peer-reviewed journals has been a running sore point with scholars, whose tenure and prominence depend on publishing in them. But since the Public Library of Science, which was started by a group of prominent scientists, began publishing last year, this new model has been gaining attention and currency within academia. THE REST OF THE STORY