Hi there I am Brian T Collins, one of the original promoters of 432Hz since the late 1980s. I write Celestial Music and I help people improve their quality life though a transformational healing modality I created called Quantum Musicology. I am blessed to have lived a life as a pioneer always exploring new fronteers and possibilities.

I journey a lot to sacred places where I spend time with the earth energies and connect with the spirit of the land. As a descendent of the ancient Irish druids I have a natural talent for music, healing and higher intuition. I believe pilgrimages to sacred places is a way to embody more life force within one’s lifetime and by living a purposeful life dedicated to the ancient ways, I can follow in the footsteps of my ancestors and help to heal people who are committed to transformation. I have helped many people as a catalyst for change and my music had helped tens of thousands gain a better quality of life.

Just before the equinox I ran a little poll on facebook live and on my main website here

The Power of the 432 Equinox

The result was to send me to one of two places, Tulum or Chichen Itza. I ended up going to Chichen Itza by one vote, so I got up in the early morning darkened hours in Playa Del Carmen and went for the day. The sun was already scorching hot as I approached the unesco site. As usual there are more rules than sense regarding world heritage sites, so I was denied entry for having a camera tripod. I returned to my hotel accommodation that was beautiful and reasonably priced to drop it off. I went back hoping they would not stop me from bringing my flute so I asked the spirit of the ancestors to let me pass. I was not bothered by the guards this time and got into the site early on a bright day. I only had a small window to sound my sacred flute in between tours so I sat down and began to play in the scorching sun of the Mexican Jungle.

I then demonstrated in the video one of the special sound phenomenons at Chichen Itza. The standing wave refraction that creates an unusual chirping against the stone of the pyramid. The builders were very advanced in the knowledge of sound and astrological alignments. Once I dowsed the exact spot, I stood in the sweet spot of the telluric vortex and sounded the sacred 432 flute tuned to a D note 144 for world peace and healing intent once again. As in other places, the still air began to stir as the wind around me began to pick up. There is a special phenomenon that occurs with my ‘magic’ flute around sacred sites and I was thrilled to feel the energetic presence of this spiritual connection to nature. It is a profound experience that cannot be measured.

Most pyramids are constructed to a north south alignment, however the pyramid at Chichen Itza is aligned to the equinox so equal amounts of day and night (43,200 seconds each) create an event that many from around the world come to witness on this special day. The event starts with light and shadow upon the staircase cast by the rays of the sun. This is known as the great feathered serpent as light moves down to stone serpents head at the base of the pyramid and the underworld shadow moves up as moving serpent coils. As a metaphor this shows the internal movement between life and death as the great dualistic nature of consciousness and nature. As soon as the Shadow tip creates a triangle upon the lip of the stairs, the mayan elders would sound out a conch shell announcing the scales of the serpent. Cheers arose from the crowd of thousands gathered in pilgrimage at the base of the pyramid. I was blessed to have made it right to the very base as first inline to film time lapse of the event.

There are 9 platforms leading up to the top hinting at this divine proportion related to the reduction of numbers that we find in many sacred places and temples around the world.

We find sacred geometry and stone tied to sound and numbers around the world and the ancients wanted to embody these numbers into proportion lest we forget as they lived in connection with nature.

I would like to share this video that no matter what is introduced by fear events performed around special esoteric days like solstices and equinoxes by the current ruling establishment that we as a species can rise to the occasion in peace and harmony as one with our environment. Here is the video to the sacred sounding on the equinox, Enjoy.

Bless you all, Brian T Collins



From: Jesse [XXXXXXXXX]
Subject: Possible Interview

Message Body:
Hey Brian. My name is Jesse. I’m a 20 year electronic veteran music producer, and I’m starting a new podcast with a few producer friends called “Quirks” that we’re starting in April. It’s gonna be a live video broadcast. One of our topics for the first show is 432 tuning and whether or not it’s got any relevant base in science/facts. Personally, I’m on the fence about it as I don’t feel like there is enough data to support it either way, but we wanted to have an outside opinion on the matter for balance. I was wondering if you’d like to skype in (unless you live in Portland, OR) for 15 min or so on the date we do the first broadcast to chime in with any relevant facts/figures.

Lemme know.

Response of Brian T Collins:

Hi there Jesse,
I have been receiving emails like this for years, so in all fairness to answer your query I will let you know where I stand. Please don’t take anything personal, but I must get to address the root issue of the approach of the mindset of what you are asking, as it seems to be an invite into a polemic point of view, so let me see if I get this correct.

You are inviting me to attempt to balance a potential unbalanced biased interview debate for only 15 minutes to see if I can prove 432, or if it can be proven by newtonian science, when science cannot even properly explain the fluctuations and oscillations in gravity during eclipses. You are potentially asking me to furnish science facts to explain why many people choose 432 over 440 tuning because it makes them feel better and you need relevant numbers to prove that, despite the paradox that the scientific dogma of relativity is in fact, seriously flawed as experiments have already exceeded the so called speed of light.

You then want to ask my opinion on what topic to deliver as proof in only 15 minutes? Whether or not science “fact” can measure feelings through the sensation of tone when material science cannot recognise feelings classifying them as imaginings of the mind? Isn’t music about feeling?

And finally you want me to supply science facts about 432 when there is no control methods in place to determine how people perceive the sensation of tone through a number of different factors like bone density, acid versus alkaline body environment, blood types, acoustic propagation in a natural environment and elevation with different air density compared to a closed lab environment? Also, which 432 tuning are you talking about? There are many intonations of using 432 as an ‘A’ note central pitch etc. -All this in 15 minutes?

Relying on science fact is like arranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

I would have to say that your team of debaters are potentially biased in your initial approach of observation into the sensation of tone that 432 produces. Measurements usually only deal with the mechanical overtone series, or concussive nature of air particle collisions, not the undertone series or negative spacetime. Everything has been measured under the sun right? No such thing as negative spacetime or heart coherence that responds beyond spacetime. Science had no facts on this right? Despite CIA and military funded operations into ESP, remote viewing, dowsing and other phenomenon that science says is impossible.
Your science gods will not go there, if they do, then Newtonian science will unravel as the fraud that it is.

So I would have to say getting into a debate about 432 in science is beneath me. Not trying to be arrogant, but when you can get spiritual enough to go past wanting proof and experience a thing, then you may change and live life more stress free.
 Wanting proof takes you out of the life force process of the experience of a thing. Even entanglement is showing observation of a thing has an effect on the thing observed so measuring just creates a different spacetime set of parameters. There is no absolute! Science truths are half truths. Also you mentioned no data to support, are you sure about that?, or has such data not been released to the public. Can you prove there is no data?
There is a wonderful quote; “absence of proof is not proof of absence” Doesn’t science miss the point of music? -That music is evidence of the soul!

Why are you a producer? What drew you to music? Was it to collect data or live happy making music which feeds your soul. Have you experimented with electronic music markets in 432 like the Europeans have? As that type of producer have you approached Ananda Bosman on the subject since he leads the 432 electronic movement there?  Have you contacted the esteemed Graham Jackson in Toronto on the spiritual nature of harmony and 432?

My niche is celestial music, sacred stone sculpture and pioneering sound healing techniques. My clients speak for themselves on the effectiveness of my work through experience based results delivered. Time after time, happy people sending in testimonials, tens of thousands enjoying my music and personally improving their quality of life. Proof is in the experience, repeated over and over.

How about change the approach. Why don’t you all just try 432Hz tuning? and ask “if I cannot feel a difference? am I not spiritually sensitive enough?”
Get your group to cut out coffee, cigarettes, alcohol, refined sugars, processed salts and fats for 3 years. 
Get your group to live a life free of watching TV for 5 years to ‘clean the psyche.’ Get them all to travel to all the major spiritual places of power around the planet to charge their electrical potential on telluric lines that the ancients knew how to harness through stone & sound.

Then and perhaps when your group can finally open eyes beyond sight, we can sit down for a proper chat into why the west is spiritually inept, resting their laurels on facts of sand, corruption of peer review data to fit the model funded by big corporate technocratic interest. We could perhaps come to a meeting of the minds over experiencing life with the wonder it creates.

I have had 3 near death experiences that science cannot explain. In one I was shown that the point of life, is to live with as much life force as possible through experiencing life itself. Nothing more! That’s the big secret to life, so simple it cannot be understood by science. Philosophy and it’s many withered branches missed what the ancient Irish druids and mystics knew all along.

To truly understand the healing power of 432 through and beyond music, beyond measurement, one must embrace the realm of the mystic to make the impossible, possible. Science still cannot explain the construction of massive megaliths weighing more than any crane could lift, nor can it explain group healing that has miraculous unexplained results.

My question to you or your debaters;  How are you living your life each day to get as much spirit into you? 
Western science missed the boat on this due to the control methods through the Newtonian models that were patroned by the nobility of the time to uphold their dynasties of control that still hold power today from Babylon via the banking nobility. There are two methods of elite control, science and organised religion. Both are two sides of the same coin.
One seeks to classify everything as separate from the sum of the whole and the other serves to keep a lie sustained that a saviour will come to save humanity rather than us all take sovereign responsibility for our actions. As a result, humanity lies broken wanting to be saved rather than healed, and the other half through science serves the “do what thou whilst” “God is dead” nihilistic polemic mindset. Both have train wrecked planet earth.

If you can’t get answers to the proof you need to satisfy the minds ego, you can use plants and animals and observe their life force behaviour to the sensation of tone, after all they can’t lie or bullshit like humans do, they know nothing about the human concept of science. I tried that and it works very well.

Lastly, if the name of your show is “Quirks” and your first episode is to bait me onto your flagship show for only 15 minutes to chime in against polemic viewpoints, then I can see no matter what, the result will be a bashing and name calling to sustain the de facto science 440 music propaganda. After all, music is no longer about spiritual connection. It’s about entertainment through bread and circus 4.0 to reap massive corporate profit and spit out industry artists as human commodities.

I part with words straight from the mouth of Sir Richard Branson’s own mother who said in an interview that she did not understand the punk movement that Branson was supporting through Virgin Records. To which Richard says,  “But mummy, they are just commodities.”

You now have my 15 minutes on the subject of science and 432 which will stand on this site so it can’t be edited, as other interviews and publications have been when I was “invited” to speak.

I truly wish you well, and when you can meet me in the realm of the mystic, well beyond science, I will be waiting.

Brian T Collins

By: Brian T Collins

As a musician with 33 years of experience, I have been using A=432Hz C=256Hz in different harmonic intonations non exclusively for over two decades. I can attest to the peaceful experience of using these centres of pitch rather than the thinner, brighter, higher pitch of 440Hz Equal Temperament which I still have to use from time to time in concert or live performance when commissioned.

When music is tuned to A=432Hz Twelve True Fifths Tuning, the music from a harmonic perception, becomes more resonant and the quality of tone causes a greater sensation of self awareness. With my hands on experience I know this, I live this. Even using “Just” intonation is preferable to using equal temperament. Orchestras for example do not sit perfectly at Equal Temperament and due to the nature of being human the players tones sound more organic in intonation.
I ask everyone to try these sensations for themselves. Most will sense it, some will not. Remember there is no single absolute. Thinking that there is only one way, one system, one philosophy is dogmatic.

In the last few years as 432Hz 256Hz music gains popular global attention, many anonymous and named skeptics in support of old view thinking have hurled unwarranted attacks to discredit me and other supporters of 432Hz as a tactic to sway public opinion away from 432Hz.
Of course this type of behaviour by the militant skeptics is usually because they do not want to experience those tunings in experimental participation by themselves and instead, make outrageous demands for repeated materialist referenced claims of proof.
The concept of a more natural resonant tuning for music that may create a higher self awareness in oneself is a very dangerous thing and upsets the applecart of the materialist herd mentality.

The core reason why A=432Hz (12T5) will never be accepted as an alternate to 440Hz equal temperament by materialists is due to the concept that the “feeling” of emotions do not belong in any musical logical debate of why another alternate tuning should be explored. This of course is an oxymoron as the sensation of music can bring great joy or sadness, emotional content being the root of the colour in chordal harmony. The church modes were designed with this very emotional concept in mind as they start out in the brightness of Ionian and descend into the darkness of Locrian.

Music from antiquity was meant for spiritual up-liftment and connection to the natural world.The use of geometry and ratio to create standing wave resonance and altered states in ancient temples and megalithic sites provides us with evidence of the use of sound in spiritual ritual well before the fall of man into written history. Music was never intended as a mere form of entertainment as it has been debased into its current form and tuning pitch standard. Hertz is a modern invention and the ancient world used an exact natural science of ratio to create resonance within the temples and structures of antiquity.

Resonant ratio of frequency is the true hidden mystery behind freemasonry for example.

The illuminated light rays emanating from the Oculus Omni Gesu eye in the triangle of kabbalistic freemasonry is actually a C256 lambdoma ratio. Most readers will be interested to find that although  256Hz is not used by academics as a factual basis for music, this prime along with 3/4/5 measurement is behind the foundation cornerstones of all academic universities in the world.  What an Irony hidden in plain sight, does this make 256 or 432 evil for its use in hidden occult mystery schools? absolutely not, instead it means that certain ratios are being used to draw natural power to a small group of society whilst the general public is not taught of such ratios that may benefit everyone.
The current 440Hz Equal temperament concert pitch was an arbitrary compromise, a closing of the sensation of tone into a closed circle, each fifth squeezed from perfection to settle three arguments of musical philosophy, the overtone/undertone series, the mathematical series and the geometric series.

Although modern music tuning is a compromise, it still moves people on an emotional level. However music can uplift humanity to greater heights of self awareness if music was tuned to a more resonant state and taught as a healing modality when used more harmoniously. The altruistic philosophy that resonant music can heal directly, threatens the core of those who would rather see the world suffer in eternal darkness and control rather than see humanity rise into the light of self responsibility in self awareness.

Many armchair internet researchers have pointed out that the changing concert pitch was a conspiracy, but instead this author believes that it was not so much a direct conspiracy as it was a change in perception and belief in the worldview of the sciences of philosophy that created the systemic problems we see today in all areas of societies including without limitation, music tuning. Changing of concert pitch and intonation was largely born out of  cancelling out certain natural ratios that caused earlier music halls to shake in sympathetic resonance. The use of temperament solved to a certain degree the air temperature variations that caused tuning problems with pipes and oboes across European concert halls. Temperament was an artificial closed ecosystem that did not  shake rattle and roll the concert halls as much as more resonant tunings would have. So out of necessity based more on entertainment than spiritual connection, we saw a move away from more resonant intonation and into the box we know as 440 ET today. No conspiracy, just plain left brain and stem reptilian logic.

How did this happen?
Why is it that the very core element of experiential discovery in music, science and medicine has been hijacked into the indoctrination that if “We” do not tell “You” how to think and you do not support “Our” worldview of materialism then “You” are not qualified to think?
The materialistic worldview of scientism perverted science from empirical discovery of “A posteriori” participation into statistical “A priori” repeated reference as a means of proving an absolute static fact. The very notion and concept of arriving at an average statistical static mean rather than observing phenomena as dynamic systems in transition is seriously logically flawed.

“All truths are half truths” (Alfred N. Whitehead 1861-1947) there is no absolute however the adoption of materialist world view as an absolute static fact has train wrecked all branches of law, government, religion and education in science, philosophy, history, medicine, music and art. To question the doctrine of dogmatic absolute materialism on any one of these branches or explore the complex view of metaphysics or esoteric knowledge is seen by militant skeptics as pseudo science. A material fact is only half truth agreed upon by a mob rules mentality.

The core belief of materialism that has systemically infected the entire world came largely from philosophers like Hegel (1770-1831) and Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) who claimed that “God is Dead” and sensations of spirit and consciousness are just imaginings of the mind.
This conveniently collapsed any spiritual worldview that the universe was created by intelligent design and that humanity is irrelevant. In terms of music, a tuning pitch that “feels better” according to individual self preference and first hand experience is labelled as pseudo science.
In the militant camp of the materialist, feelings are irrelevant, so is the very emotional sensation through tone itself; thus we witness the detachment from any moral spiritual self responsibility into the “do what thou whilst” debauchery of music, imagery and pornography that is promoted by the big entertainment corporate media industry.

This systemic failure of spiritual morals has given birth to many of the problems of the mind suffered today where psychopaths are behind every facet of society today.
NietzscheYou will find some of the so called “great” philosophers of materialistic worldview suffered some sort of mental illness, disease or post traumatic stress at one point in their lives. Nietzsche for example was a supporter of materialism from the works of Friedrich Albert Lange and Schopinhauer. He quoted Hegel in 1882 with his publication “The Gay science” and continued his view of the “Death of God” in his epic “Thus Spoke Zarathustra.” During this period of writing the foundational argument for the modern elite materialist he had ended his relationship with his partner and was under the severe influence of opium for a sleeping disorder. By 1883 he was writing out his own prescriptions for sedatives.
His sanity later came into review when he had a complete and total mental breakdown of his faculties on Jan 3rd 1889, yet this mans state of mind has been the foundation cornerstone of militant materialist worldview that has infected the true light of reason and logic in philosophy.

The current militant materialist world view is fully supported by the polemic skeptic and atheist Richard Dawkins who recently caused public outrage when he was quoted as saying “mild” pedophilia never did him any harm when he and other boys were molested by a teacher at school and that in contrast to more severe pedophilia such as rape and murder, should not be blown out of proportion. Although he has been a strong spokesman of the Nietzsche “God is Dead” philosophy, he has not been able to bring any valid claims to support his polemic materialist attacks against Dr Rupert Sheldrake.

Although I mean no disrespect to Richard Dawkins, this author merely speculates that perhaps his childhood molesting did indeed do him some mild harm and his adoption of “God is Dead” philosophy may possibly be a direct result of mild post traumatic stress suffered whilst under the influence of mild pedophilia. This may be a root cause of adopting an atheist materialist worldview to validate his own consciousness that his feelings are irrelevant. Unfortunately as medicine has shown when the frontal lobes that create empathy of a person stops  then  psychopathy can take root.
Most people who suffer from pedophilia in any form usually suppress the feelings that result from post traumatic stress. This may account for why he believes the materialist concept that “consciousness” itself does not exist but yet in his statement quoted by Times Magazine he is “conscious” that “mild” pedophilia did not do him any harm.
I merely use Richard Dawkins latest controversy to demonstrate that the very concept that a “lesser” evil is acceptable in society when weighed against a “greater” evil shows that the logic of materialist thinking is flawed and could lead to more psychopathic tendencies and there should be a return to moral and ethical branches of philosophy if we are to survive as a species.

Dr Rupert Sheldrake recently received backlash from a panel of anonymous militant materialists in the removing of his talk given to TED whitechapel from the main TED website after exposing the flaws of materialistic paper thin logic currently adopted by the scientific community. TED actually has a guideline that teaches TED organisers how to discern science from pseudo science. Dr Sheldrake quotes this guideline as stating “genuine science is science that comes through universities, approved and published by leading peer reviewed journals and when in doubt, genuine science can be distinguished from pseudo science by validating with professors of science at local universities.”
According to Dr Rupert Sheldrake that would be a perfect way for eliminating anything to do with parapsychology from the TED talks. Dr Rupert Sheldrake further states that others on blogs have pointed out that under the materialist worldview only those who hold academic posts would be considered as real scientists thus eliminating Albert Einstein as a genuine scientist as he came up with his general relativity theories as a patent clerk.

What has all this got to do with music when choosing pitches A=432Hz and C=256Hz other than the 440Hz Equal temperament concert pitch that is supported by the Materialist worldview?
Under that broken systemic cancer of thinking any other alternative is seen purely as pseudo science despite the fact that in A=432Hz C256Hz (12T5) tuning, prime numbers are used. I may point out once again that clock speeds for sampling and dithering in the music industry use prime numbers and 256 512 is among them.

Why is so called genuine science using prime numbers in industry but yet labelling the use of 432Hz 256Hz for music as pseudo science?
What is so dangerous about pitch to the materialist word view?
Does frequency change the dimension of consciousness and perception of awareness?
If you use a tuning that is more resonant can that have a beneficial change in the perception of self awareness?
Would that tuning bring about an awakening of global consciousness into self responsibility and self accountability?
Would that topple the applecart of control of a select few over the many?

According to the current materialistic worldview we are not allowed to explore such bold experiences or avenues of thought and when you do, your research and experience is labeled as pseudo science.

In closing I say this to each and every one who support 432Hz
When you are attacked, discredited, labeled, defamed and exploited over your personal choice for using 432Hz 256Hz for music over 440Hz equal temperament then the action against you by your attacker is obvious.
You are being discriminated as a minority and that as plain as day, is a human rights violation.

And although the stance of the materialist is directly threatened by any other moral philosophy or ontological view, Humanity is certainly NOT irrelevant, nor are OUR rights. The loving thing to do is turn the other cheek, forgive and pray for these poor lost souls that are exposing their own disconnection from the reality of consciousness that surrounds us all.

Breaking the Academic Stranglehold

The Peer Review Hypocrisy

Original Article  HERE

“The overwhelming flaw in the traditional peer review system is that it is listed so heavily towards consensus that it showed little tolerance for genuinely new findings and interpretations.”

David O’Leary, The ID report, Jun 15, 2006

The peer review process in the world of academic publishing.  The process by which, it is assumed, peers of an academic field review peers in that field.  The situation is fraught with meddling and distortion.  Blind review is truly blind – reviewers often fail to read their allocated papers in full.  Then come other issues: editorial limitations, concerns about timing, topicality and vested interests. Ever was the ivory tower shut from full view and inspection.

The peer review system also foists upon its readers a fundamental paradox: the good may well be rejected; the poor might well be accepted.  Capture the intellectual fashion of the moment and the editorial board will be won over.

Some of the best research in history has not found its way into the technocratic drivel of refereed literature.  The Stakhanovites that preside over academic institutions these days would have been puzzled to confront such publications as Darwin’s Origin of the Species.  In the US Supreme Court decision of Daubert v Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (1993), it was held that, “Publication (which is but one element of peer review) is not a sine qua non of admissibility; it does not necessarily correlate with reliability, and in some instances well-grounded but innovative theories will not have been published.”

Little wonder then that cell biologist and Nobel Prize winner Randy Schekman of the University of California Berkeley, is fed up.  Having won this year’s prize in medicine, he has proclaimed an academic boycott of the holy trinity of science publishing.  “I am a scientist.  Mine is a professional world that achieves great things for humanity.  But it is disfigured by inappropriate incentives.”  Such incentives, argues Schekman in The Guardian (Dec 9),[1] come in the form of “professional rewards that accompany publication in prestigious journals – chiefly, NatureCell and Science.”

Then, a confession, and a pledge.  “Like many successful researchers, I have published in the big brands, including the papers that won me the Nobel Prize for medicine, which I will be honoured to collect tomorrow. But no longer. I have now committed my lab to avoiding luxury journals, and I encourage others to do likewise.”  The pointed suggestion here is that such luxury journals damage science the way the banksters have damaged finance and banking.

These gripes are standard and hard to fault. NatureScience and Cellhave popular pitches, claiming to drive the pioneer’s vehicle into uncharted waters. That said, the dirt under the nails is not regarded as important.  Glamour is what wins over, chic science, the sort that makes a splash. Editorial inclinations feed author expectations – a vicious cycle is thereby created.

This is not to say that all work of the holy three falls into that category.  But their critics have a point, and the stranglehold is hard to avoid. If you wish to succeed – to do, for instance, what Schekman has done – the door is hardly ajar to those who do not publish in the very journals he has repudiated.  Like François de La Rochefoucauld’s aphorism on the elderly, sagacious advice tends to be given by those who no longer have a use for it.

The problems of the scientific aristocracy and its seemingly dour emphasis on a narrow range of acceptable topics is indicative of broader trends in the academic field.  The curse of specialisation, claimed the British comedian Kenneth Williams, is that it can become so acute one ceases to be an expert on anything.  The entire field of academic pursuit has succumbed to a fit of constipation, at least as far as the pursuit of hard original research is concerned. One churns out papers for the sake of publication, a mechanical drive that repels rather than gathers knowledge.  Contradictions are avoided.  Grants are awarded on a narrow range of acceptable topics.  Speculative research is shunned.

Such trends also seen an inevitable orthodoxy develop on academic boards.  Academics are recruited to protect rather than falsify hypotheses.  The pressure to publish can also, as Schekman points out, lead to the “cutting of corners”.  Science found itself in hot water when it had to retract papers on stem cell research after finding out that claims to have created new lines of human embryonic stem cells from cloned embryos was based on false data.[2]

Such is the curse of that terrible term to have “outputs” on one’s research profile.  Shoddiness and shabbiness in research is bound to emerge.  That inventory is further measured by means of Research Assessment exercises or the equivalent.  Novel approaches are looked upon with suspicion, as well as they might.  A paper that invalidates years of work by others, taking the carpet from under an entire establishment, is bound to be seen as dangerous.

Open Access journals have come as something of a revelation regarding the supposedly elite segments of science publishing.  Such a scheme targets the profit incentive big journals have, taking the shine off the luxury. It opens the findings to a broader audience.  Such avenues for publishing have multiplied.  There is eLife (edited by Schekman), PLOS and BioMed Central (BMC), among others.  Michael Eisen, also of the University of California Berkeley, co-founded the Public Library of Science (PLOS) for that very reason.  “My career has flourished without publications in the ‘big three’, and PLOS is now a major player in the publishing world.”[3]

His suggestions should be taken on board. Start sending the best work to those journals, though one is sceptical whether “most scientists are ready.”  Any revolution in this field, to make sense, will have to come from within the establishments – the grant making bodies, the editorial committees.  The pointless experiments will stop. The luxury tag will drop.  Well, that’s at least the theory.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark was as Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge.  He lectures at RMIT University, Melbourne.  Email: bkampmark@gmail.com