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New Statesman | Scientists criticise new “open access” journal which limits research-sharing with copyright

New Statesman | Scientists criticise new “open access” journal which limits research-sharing with copyright | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
Restrictive copyright licenses and expensive submission fees have led to a significant number of scientists to criticise Science Advances, a new journal due to launch next year, for failing to live up to its open access principles.
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Do 'green' access strategies actually achieve public access?

Do 'green' access strategies actually achieve public access? | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
I note with interest that article publication charge data from the University of Edinburgh has been released on Figshare today. There are some fascinating numbers in there and I applaud the transpa...
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The cost of open access publishing: a progress report

The cost of open access publishing: a progress report | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
The Wellcome Trust recently published details of how much it spent on open access publishing in the year 2012-2013 in an attempt to make the debate around the costs of open access publishing more e...
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No peeking…

No peeking… | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
ONCE upon a time, it was common for scientists to receive letters from researchers working in other institutions, asking for reprints of papers they had published....
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Steal this research paper! (You already paid for it.)

Steal this research paper! (You already paid for it.) | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
Before Aaron Swartz became the open-access movement's first martyr, Michael Eisen was blowing up the lucrative science-publishing industry from within.
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Rolling Back Gold Open Access in the UK

Rolling Back Gold Open Access in the UK | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
The UK government's Business, Innovation and Skills Committee issued a report this week that offers a harsh rebuke to the RCUK's proposed plans to drive the adoption of Open Access (OA) publishing ...
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Creative Commons and Open Access research: some next steps

Creative Commons and Open Access research: some next steps | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
Creative Commons and Open Access research: some next steps. Rosie Redfield has posted results of a survey on author perspectives of CC-BY licenses on RRResearch, along with her own comments. This is a useful ...

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2013-Open access consultation launched - HEFCE

Views are invited on the open access proposals for the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

 

The four UK higher education funding bodies aim to further increase the proportion of research outputs published in open-access form by introducing this as a requirement in the next REF [Notes 1 and 2]. This is in line with the funding bodies’ policy that the outputs from all research supported by our funding should be as widely and freely accessible as the available channels for dissemination permit. 

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All that's gold, may not glitter: the harsh reality of open access

A recent article on The Conversation, “Busting the top five myths about open access publishing” is a spirited defense of open access (OA) publishing.The article, by ANU’s Danny Kingsley, outlined “myths…...
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Open access: six myths to put to rest

Open access: six myths to put to rest | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
Open access to research is still held back by misunderstandings repeated by people who should know better, says Peter Suber
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Open Access Publication Gains Acceptance With Authors, Licenses Still Problematic

Open Access Publication Gains Acceptance With Authors, Licenses Still Problematic | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
A recent survey of authors by Taylor and Francis reveals growing acceptance of open access publishing; however, Creative Commons licensing may still pose a problem.
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Is UK humanities research reaching the widest possible audience?

Is UK humanities research reaching the widest possible audience? | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
Research council's policies 'pose serious dangers for the international standing of UK research in the humanities', report finds
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Elsevier: bumps on road to open access

Elsevier: bumps on road to open access | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
Academic seeks to gather examples of cases where open access article fees have been paid but content remains behind a paywall
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Open Access Button Info Sheet

Open Access Button Info Sheet | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
A Student Initiative to Put Denied Access to Research on the Map What is the button? ♦ A browser based tool that can map who is denied access to research ♦ The button creates a real time, worldwide...
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If someone hits a paywall in the forest, does it make a sound?: The Open Access Button | The Student Blog

If someone hits a paywall in the forest, does it make a sound?: The Open Access Button | The Student Blog | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
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Will 2014 Be the Year of the Individual Paywall for Publishers?

Will 2014 Be the Year of the Individual Paywall for Publishers? | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
As revenues from alternatives decrease and digital revenue sources prove insufficient, publishers are finding that straight-up asking readers to pay may be the best approach going forward.
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Open Access Repositories should be based on Subject, not Institution

Open Access Repositories should be based on Subject, not Institution | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
Just when we thought that the powers that be might be starting to see the light on Open Access, round comes another circular from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) that shows...
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The Government's policy on open access and scholarly publishing is severely lacking

The Government's policy on open access and scholarly publishing is severely lacking | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
The House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills committee’s latest report, Open Access: Achieving a Functional Market, issued this week looks into the Government’s current policy on Open Acces...
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Gold open access preference is mistaken, say MPs

Gold open access preference is mistaken, say MPs | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it
A preference for gold open access over green is misguided and is due to multiple gaps in the evidence gathered for the Finch Report, MPs have said.
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Nature will launch an online platform for management and publication of data: Scientific Data

Nature will launch an online platform for management and publication of data: Scientific Data | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it

Scientific Data is a new open-access, online-only publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets. It introduces a new type of content called the Data Descriptor, which will combine traditional narrative content with curated, structured descriptions of research data, including detailed methods and technical analyses supporting data quality. (...) -  


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Nature Publishing Group has recently announced the launch of Scientific Data (Spring 2014 with pre-submissions this autumn). Scientific Data is an online platform for the publication of descriptions of experimental datasets in open-access dedicated to natural sciences but it will start with the life, biomedical and environmental science communities. The platform will be based on a "Data Descriptors": a combination of traditional scientific publication content (detailed descriptions of experimental and observational datasets with peer-reviewed) and structured information curated in-house in order to maximize reuse and enable searching, linking and data mining.

"Scientific Data's central mission is to help foster the sharing and re-use of the data underpinning scientific research."says Jason Wilde, Nature Publishing Group Business Development Director.

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Open and Shut?: Peter Suber on the state of Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done?

Open and Shut?: Peter Suber on the state of Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done? | Exploring Open Access | Scoop.it

This is the eighth Q&A in a series exploring the current state of Open Access (OA). On this occasion the questions are answered by Peter Suber, de facto leader of the OA movement.

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