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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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Comparing OA article processing fees with academic salaries

Comparing OA article processing fees with academic salaries | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
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Please read if you might have to pay gold OA fee to publish in a journal

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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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HEFCE, the State of Open Access in the UK and Post-2014 REF

HEFCE, the State of Open Access in the UK and Post-2014 REF | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it

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Very helpful summary from @martin_eve of the current HEFCE consultation doc on OA for post-2014 REF

 

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HEFCE, the REF, Open Access and Journals in Politics, IR and ...

HEFCE, the REF, Open Access and Journals in Politics, IR and ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
A guest post from Lee Jones, providing some much needed concrete detail on journal open access policies. Lee is Senior Lecturer in International Politics and Director of Research at the School of Politics and International ...
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Open Access class 2013

Open Access class 2013 | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Some of the final projects from my open access class of 2013 at the University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival and Information Studies are now posted on the course blog.
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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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A troubling result from publishing open access articles with CC-BY ...

A troubling result from publishing open access articles with CC-BY ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
For week four of the Why Open? course, we are looking at potential benefits of openness, as well as potential problems with it. There are many, many interesting stories and case studies listed on that part of the course, and I'm ...
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Gold open access preference is mistaken, say MPs

Gold open access preference is mistaken, say MPs | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
A preference for gold open access over green is misguided and is due to multiple gaps in the evidence gathered for the Finch Report, MPs have said.
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Open access to research publications reaching 'tipping point' - EU News

Open access to research publications reaching 'tipping point' - EU News | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Open access to research publications reaching 'tipping point'
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The global shift towards making research findings available free of charge for readers—so-called 'open access'—was confirmed today in a study funded by the European Commission.
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A single #openaccess reprint request from Elsevier costs 50000 USD

Elsevier pointed me to their recent set of #openaccess journals. I have uncovered multiple serious problems in their labelling and access. Now I show that mislabelling and misimplementation could cost customers huge ...
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IEEE's Anthony Durniak on the state of Open Access: Where are we ...

IEEE's Anthony Durniak on the state of Open Access: Where are we ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
The tenth in a series exploring the current state of Open Access (OA) the Q&A below is with IEEE's Anthony Durniak. Durniak leads the professional staff that operate IEEE's publishing and online information services.
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