"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."
"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."
"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."
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."
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 ...
"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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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."
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 ...
"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."
"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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