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The bottom line is that journals cost money

The bottom line is that journals cost money | Open Access | Scoop.it
Open access is a utopian pipe dream, says Richard Hoyle (Open access is a utopian pipe dream. The bottom line is that journals cost money. Agree?

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Opening the door to institutional repositories | Smithsonian Libraries Blog

Opening the door to institutional repositories | Smithsonian Libraries Blog | Open Access | Scoop.it

"What if you could search the research output of hundreds of institutions in one place, gaining access to some of the most important research being done on any number of fields of interest?

Luckily, you can. I know of two directories that allow you to not only find a specific institutional repository, but also search the content of all repositories they have registered. Namely ROAR, the Registry of Open Access Repositories and OpenDOAR, the Directory of Open Access Repositories. Both utilize a Google custom search engine that allows you to search across the repositories for specific terms."


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Budapest Open Access Initiative | Read the Budapest Open Access Initiative

The Budapest Open Access Initiative: an international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the internet.
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Latest Download Figures for the Social Sciences Directory | Open ...

Latest Download Figures for the Social Sciences Directory | Open ... | Open Access | Scoop.it
Publishing articles in a range of disciplines in online-only form, the Directory has rapidly established itself as a landmark open access publisher in the UK. Publishing both ...

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Rachel H's curator insight, May 3, 2013 10:24 AM

Hope that Social Sciences Directory continues to grow, seems to offer a good value service.

 

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UK wide survey of academics spotlights researchers’ reliance on open access | RLUK

"A major survey of UK Academics released today examines the attitudes of researchers and practitioners working within higher education. It sheds light on their behaviours, including their reliance on digital technologies, the Internet and open access."


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Research Funders Propose Steps to Promote Open Access - ScienceInsider

Research Funders Propose Steps to Promote Open Access - ScienceInsider | Open Access | Scoop.it

"A group of research funding organizations from around the world today put its weight behind open access (OA) to the scientific literature but stopped short of making concrete policy recommendations for its members. The landscape for research and publishing is too varied to come up with general solutions, leaders of the Global Research Council (GRC) said today at the end of the group's second annual meeting in Berlin."


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Peter Suber - Google+ - Once more: There's seldom a trade-off between prestige and open acces

Peter Suber - Google+ - Once more: There's seldom a trade-off between prestige and open acces | Open Access | Scoop.it

"Times Higher Education just published an accurate story with a misleading headline: "Scholars favour prestige over access."
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/journals-ends-scholars-favour-prestige-over-access/2004383.article

Why is the story accurate? See the survey the story summarizes:  "UK Survey of Academics 2012," from Ithaka S+R, JISC, and RLUK, May 14, 2013. In particular see Figure 40 at p. 71. Here's how the authors of the survey interpret the results: "Three factors —all closely related to the prominence and reach of the publication— were rated as very important by more than 4 in 5 respondents: that the current issues of the journal are circulated widely, are well read by academics in their field, and have a high impact factor....And other factors —the journal’s accessibility in developing nations...and the journal making its articles freely available online so there is no cost to purchase or read them— were rated as important by less than a third of respondents overall."


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Publishers Allowing use of their PDFs in Repositories

More than 300 publishers listed on RoMEO allow authors to deposit the publisher version or PDF of their article in an Institutional Repository, without fee or an embargo. If you are affiliated with UVic and have published with ...
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Green open access can work for the humanities

Green open access can work for the humanities | Open Access | Scoop.it
Transition is both desirable and inevitable, Gabriel Egan argues (RT @jwyg: "Green open access can work for the humanities" says Gabriel Egan in @timeshighered: http://t.co/cScF37AcSX #openaccess...
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Emerald Not So Sparkling Green

Emerald Not So Sparkling Green | Open Access | Scoop.it

"If your field is management, economics, healthcare, education, or library science, chances are you’re familiar with the journal publisher Emerald.  For a long time, true to its name, Emerald was a “green” open access publisher — that is, it allowed authors to immediately make their articles open access by self-archiving them in an online repository.  A shining, sparkling example of greenness."

 


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OASPA’s response to Request for Input – Finch Report: Survey of Progress, 14 June 2013 | Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

"Background

We thank you for the opportunity to provide input to the Finch Report: Survey of Progress.

The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) represents the interests of Open Access publishers of journals and books, with the aim of expanding Open Access publishing while contributing to the development of standards and best practices in all areas of scholarly publishing. OASPA’s membership currently includes more than 60 full voting members, who range from independent OA journals that are run by small groups of researchers to many of the largest and most well-recognised publishers within the scholarly publishing industry."


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Open and Shut?: Open Access: Springer tightens ...

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Open and Shut?: Open Access: Springer tightens rules on self-archiving on Open is mightier curated by Rachel BLDS (Open and Shut?
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“Open Access: A great idea on paper”. An Interview with Dr Ludivine ...

“Open Access: A great idea on paper”. An Interview with Dr Ludivine ... | Open Access | Scoop.it
Following the recent concerns voiced by the Royal Historical Society about Open Access Publishing and the humanities, Ludivine shares her thoughts and experiences of Open Access Publishing with us here at Open ...

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How to select an Open Access journal?

How to select an Open Access journal? | Open Access | Scoop.it

"I was recently asked by a colleague about Open Access (OA) journals. Her interests are in the areas of cancer and medical genetics. She’d had unfortunate recent experiences with anonymous peer review, and wished to find a suitable OA journal that uses open peer review – with: a)  identification of the reviewers, and b) publication of their reviews."

 


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Varsha Khodiyar's comment, May 29, 2013 6:38 AM
Have a look at F1000Research. It's a life science OA journal which carries out open peer review post-publication http://f1000research.com/
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Open Access at Oxford » Oxford researchers’ perspectives on Open Access

"During the period preceding 1st April the researchers from IT Services attached to the OAO project explored Oxford researchers’ existing awareness of, and attitudes towards, Open Access. We spoke with nine individuals in research roles – PIs of research teams and individual researchers – and a small number of doctoral students. However, in this blog post I also draw from our conversations with librarians and research facilitators where these provided additional insights into academics’ perspectives"


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Economics of scholarly communication in transition | Morrison | First Monday

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Economics of scholarly communication in transition

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The future of scholarly communication: US efforts to bring warring factions to common purpose in support of scholarship - Information Services and Use - Volume 33, Number 1 / 2013 - IOS Press

The future of scholarly communication: US efforts to bring warring factions to common purpose in support of scholarship - Information Services and Use - Volume 33, Number 1 / 2013 - IOS Press | Open Access | Scoop.it
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