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The Paper Rejection Repository

The Paper Rejection Repository | Open Access & Repositories | Scoop.it
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"Nobody likes to receive a letter from the editor of your favorite journal letting you know that your paper was rejected. Some journals have begun including reviewers’ comments with accepted papers to make the views of experts available to the reader. However, often the paper has been submitted to several journals and rejected before it is finally accepted. The rejection letters and comments are equally useful in helping to judge what kind of papers might be acceptable to a journal, and what kind of comments lead to rejections. Rather than hiding these low points in the trajectory of a scientific paper, this forum offers a place to publish these letters and comments to educate others."

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Libraries stand up to publishers’ tricks

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"Research librarians are warning publishers of academic journals that subscription costs must drop now that they are being paid to publish open-access articles"

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Government mistaken in focusing on Gold as route to full open access, says Committee - News from Parliament

Government mistaken in focusing on Gold as route to full open access, says Committee - News from Parliament | Open Access & Repositories | Scoop.it
Chair's comments on Business, Innovation and Skills Committee's report on Open Access
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- "At a time when the budgets of universities are under great pressure, it is unacceptable that the Government has issued an open access policy that will require considerable subsidy from research budgets in order to both maintain journal subscriptions and cover article processing charges"

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Guidelines for implementing open access policies for research performing and research funding organizations

Guidelines for implementing open access policies for research performing and research funding organizations | Open Access & Repositories | Scoop.it
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Scientists Ambivalent About Open Access

Scientists Ambivalent About Open Access | Open Access & Repositories | Scoop.it
Science's online survey finds that more researchers talk the talk than walk the walk
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Push button for open access - The Guardian

Push button for open access - The Guardian | Open Access & Repositories | Scoop.it
Two medical students use the web to create a button to push for open access to scientific research | Stephen Curry
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"The OA button is here to help. It is not a perfect or total solution to the problem of access but it aims to turn each frustrated collision with a publisher’s paywall into a piece of data and, at the same time, to assist the searcher to find the paper they are looking for. The OA button is a bookmarklet that you simply drag to the toolbar of your browser. If you find yourself at a paywall, typically asking for $30-40 for a single article, clicking the button will log the details of the encounter — the article, your location and your reason for trying to access it — and will then help you to try to find the article using Google Scholar, which in my experience does a decent job of finding free author-deposited versions of the paper where these exist. If this should fail, the plan also is to facilitate a direct email request to the author for a copy of the paper."

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MIT Libraries - Readers Share Their Stories: Comments on Open Access Articles

MIT Libraries - Readers Share Their Stories: Comments on Open Access Articles | Open Access & Repositories | Scoop.it
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