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White House moves to increase public access to scientific research ...

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Today, the White House responded to a We The People e-petition that asked for free online access to taxpayer-funded research. As part of the response, John Holdren, the director...
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Open access and social media: helping science move forwards - Evidently Cochrane

Open access and social media: helping science move forwards - Evidently Cochrane | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
James Balm from BioMed Central talks about how open access and social media are helping science and healthcare move forwards (Scientists are moving to social media in order to promote their research& engage- @justbalmy on @UKCochraneCentr blog...
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China plans 'green' open access future | Chemistry World

China plans 'green' open access future | Chemistry World | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
A massive drive towards open access publishing in China will mean that most of the country's top research papers will have to be freely accessible within a year of publication. The policy also sees China backing 'green' open ...
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The cost of scientific publishing: update and call for action | Open ...

The cost of scientific publishing: update and call for action | Open ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Open access publication systems are a real threat to their lucrative business. That is why finding arguments against open access have become of vital importance. Similarly, countering these arguments is of vital importance for ...
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Xiaolin Zhang on Open Access in China

Xiaolin Zhang, director of the National Science Library at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has been actively promoting the development of Open Access in Chi...
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Open Access — yes you can

Open Access — yes you can | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
For researchers who have never dipped a toe into the debates on open access that surge across the blogosphere it is all too easy to imagine that they need not (And then, into the internet deadzone of Sunday night, he released a lengthy blogpost on...
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Practical points to think about when submitting articles for publication

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Open access to be a requirement for UK research funding | Jisc

Open access to be a requirement for UK research funding | Jisc | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Jisc today welcomed the announcement by Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Scottish Funding Council, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and the Department for Employment and Learning that from 2016 they will expect...
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Walking the talk | Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Walking the talk | Scholarly Communications @ Duke | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Open access is not risky for younger academics http://t.co/oNk7NfeklU Quoting @emckiernan13, via @klsmith4906 #ECRchat #PhDchat
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Selling content is so outdated

Selling content is so outdated | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
www.openaccess.nl (The terms ‘green’ and ‘gold’ obscure the Open Access debate; the focus should be ‘how open is it?
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Promoting Open Access Publications and Academic Projects - Hybrid Pedagogy

Promoting Open Access Publications and Academic Projects - Hybrid Pedagogy | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Does our academic work exist if nobody sees it? I watch far too many colleagues spend countless hours building, teaching, researching, and writing with little to show for it. Or,...
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Open access 2013: A year of gaining momentum - Scientific American (blog)

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Open access 2013: A year of gaining momentum
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There are now thousands of open access academic repositories. Pushing for and enabling open access began decades ago.
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Elsevier and the open access research dilemma - TeleRead

Elsevier and the open access research dilemma - TeleRead | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Mass market fiction is only one of the areas where big publishing is getting lots wrong. It's happening in academic publishing as well.
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Chipping into the debate on Open Access | Material World

Chipping into the debate on Open Access | Material World | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
It is clear that there is great concern about open access in many arena from policy (see for instance, the UK's Finch Report ”Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications”), within ...
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Thoughtful & detailed piece considering the options for moving to an open access journal model

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Sustaining the knowledge commons (open access scholarship)

Sustaining the knowledge commons (open access scholarship) | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
It is with great pleasure that I acknowledge that Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has selected my proposal Sustaining the knowledge commons (open access scholarship) for funding in the amount of $71,000 Canadian for the...
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What makes this journal the most open? - opensource.com

What makes this journal the most open? - opensource.com | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
What makes this journal the most open?
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F1000Research, a scientific journal with a strong focus on open access and life sciences, operates quite differently than even the average open access journal.
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Beyond open access for academic publishers | Publishing Technology

Beyond open access for academic publishers | Publishing Technology | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Beyond open access for academic publishers. At The London Book Fair last month, Publishing Technology brought together a panel of academic publishing experts from Nature Publishing, Macmillan Digital Science and ...
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Quote from this article: "It would appear that many publishers no longer consider OA to be a problem and more so an opportunity"

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Max Planck Society contributions to SPIE journals to be open access - SPIE Newsroom

Max Planck Society contributions to SPIE journals to be open access - SPIE Newsroom | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Max Planck Society contributions to SPIE journals to be open access SPIE Newsroom BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA -- Research articles by authors at Max Planck Society institutes that are published in SPIE journals will be open access per a new...
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Elsevier journals -- some facts

Elsevier journals -- some facts | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Update: figures now in from Imperial. See below. A little over two years ago, the Cost of Knowledge boycott of Elsevier journals began. Initially, it seemed to be highly successful, with the number...
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Invaluable detailed look at the prices paid by some UK universities to  publisher Elsevier

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Open Access Button; Thursday 2014-04-10:1300 London; This is ...

Tomorrow is a very important day for OPEN – the Open Access Button initiative (https://www.openaccessbutton.org ) is holding an afternoon get-together in London. The OAButton is driven by undergraduates – initially in ...
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Peter Murray-Rust supporting the next generation of researchers

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Attacking academic values | Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Attacking academic values | Scholarly Communications @ Duke | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
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Nature Publishing Group adding complexity to the publisher/author contract

 

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Neylon highlights another misleading survey - this one from NPG

Neylon highlights another misleading survey - this one from NPG | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Thanks to this tweet by @CameronNeylon we see a very loaded question about Open Access licensing consequences from NPG. I should say also that there are a few other misleading questions from this NPG...
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Building Button 2.0: The Open Access Button - PLoS Blogs (blog)

Building Button 2.0: The Open Access Button - PLoS Blogs (blog) | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Building Button 2.0: The Open Access Button
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The Open Access Button hopes to create a worldwide map showing the impact of denied access to research and to push for a more open scholarly publishing system.
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Former UK Publishers Association academic director fires back in ...

Former UK Publishers Association academic director fires back in ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
In the continuing, and often heated, debate over open access in academic and scientific publishing, Graham Taylor, former director of educational, academic.
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Critique of publisher attack on non-profit funding institutions

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Riled up by Elsevier's take-downs? Time to embrace open access ...

Riled up by Elsevier's take-downs? Time to embrace open access ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, most universities adopting open access "mandates" have not linked their policy to research assessment and promotion processes. Without that link, such measures largely fail to induce researchers to change ...
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#OpenAccess Is Not Just for Christmas | HASTAC

#OpenAccess Is Not Just for Christmas | HASTAC | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
This morning on Twitter I came across the headline "Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals". The tweet containing the headline and link was tagged with #OpenAccess. Biased as I am, I immediately assumed ...
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Excellent analysis  - calling for culture change in academic publishing

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