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PLoS reaches 23% surplus. Time to lower those article processing fees?

PLoS reaches 23% surplus. Time to lower those article processing fees? | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Public Library of Science has released their 2012 financials. Kudos to PLoS for four years of not raising article open access processing fees. However, now that the PLoS surplus has reached 23%, isn't it time to lower these fees?
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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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Open Access: Looking Back, Looking Forwards - ComputerworldUK (blog)

Open Access: Looking Back, Looking Forwards - ComputerworldUK (blog) | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Open Access: Looking Back, Looking Forwards
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I began by sketching the pre-history of open access - that is, the key developments before the three definining declarations mentioned above.
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“Button” to Put Denied Access to Research on the Map

“Button” to Put Denied Access to Research on the Map | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
University students David Carroll and Joseph McArthur created The Open Access Button in response to their own frustrations with gaining access to the results of academic research. “I realized there was a problem when, time ...
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Will follow this with interest

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Open access body needed 'to coordinate implementation' - Times Higher Education

Open access body needed 'to coordinate implementation' - Times Higher Education | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Times Higher Education Open access body needed 'to coordinate implementation' Times Higher Education The proposal is the main conclusion of the group's review, published on November 18, of progress in implementing its original June 2012 report,...
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ACS Expanding Open Access | ChemBark

ACS Expanding Open Access | ChemBark | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Covers of JACS In an interesting move last week, ACS Publications announced plans to expand the number of papers it offers through open (free) access. The centerpiece of these plans is the birth of a new multidisciplinary ...
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How did the UK government manage to spoil something as good as open access?

How did the UK government manage to spoil something as good as open access? | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
There are still serious flaws to the UK government's policy on open access, argues Frederick Friend, particularly in how it has prioritised a system with article processing charges (APCs) as the ma...
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Open access research - HEFCE

We’ve published an overview of open access and our consultation on post-2014 REF http://t.co/ZaRiaIaAWs #oaref #openaccess #oa
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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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Largest-Ever Open Access Publishing Initiative To Start At CERN In ...

Largest-Ever Open Access Publishing Initiative To Start At CERN In ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced today that the largest scientific open access initiative ever will begin on 1 January 2014.
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Wellcome Trust, Palgrave Macmillan Publish Their First Open ...

Wellcome Trust, Palgrave Macmillan Publish Their First Open ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
'Fungal Disease' book jacket Last May the Wellcome Trust, a leading British sponsor of biomedical research, expanded its support for open access to include monographs as well as journal articles. In partnership with the trust ...
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Publication cost is £11k.  That seems a huge amount. 

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Open access: six myths to put to rest - The Guardian (blog)

Open access: six myths to put to rest - The Guardian (blog) | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)
Open access: six myths to put to rest
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Open access to academic research has never been a hotter topic. But it's still held back by myths and misunderstandings repeated by people who should know better.
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Open and Shut?: Michelle Willmers on the state of Open Access ...

Open and Shut?: Michelle Willmers on the state of Open Access ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
A former journal publishing manager, Michelle Willmers was drawn to the Open Access movement after witnessing international publishers sweep into South Africa and acquire local journals. They then locked these journals ...
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John Bohannon's Open Access sting paper annoys many, scares the easily ... - MobyLives

John Bohannon's Open Access sting paper annoys many, scares the easily ... - MobyLives | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
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Clear & humorous critique of the OA journal sting operation

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