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Academics revolt over open access | The Bookseller

Academics revolt over open access | The Bookseller | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Eleven leading academic associations have written an open letter condemning the government's plans for open access publishing as a “rushed policy” which poses a real threat to the “international standing of British ...
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Missing the Point on Open Access « In the Dark

Missing the Point on Open Access « In the Dark | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Blogging this week will be a bit patchy as I try to finish off a few Cardiff jobs before the big move to Sussex at the end of the week. However, I have got time today for a quick comment on an article I saw in yesterday's Observer.
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Interesting comment on the idea that OA restricts academic freedom

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Why open access is better for scholarly societies

Why open access is better for scholarly societies | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
RT @brembs: Why #openaccess is better for scholarly societies http://t.co/9eqUzmTf

Via Bernard Rentier
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Fascinating analysis of the benefits of OA to learned societies

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SAGE makes Open Access more accessible to social science and humanities scholars

SAGE makes Open Access more accessible to social science and humanities scholars | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Interview with Bob Howard, Vice President, US Journals SAGE Today SAGE announced that the price of publication in SAGE Open, the  leading broad-based gold open access journal for the social science...
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Research Fundermentals: Notes from Open Access Forum, University of Kent

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To Make Open Access Work, We Need to Do More Than Liberate Journal Articles - Wired

To Make Open Access Work, We Need to Do More Than Liberate Journal Articles - Wired | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
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To Make Open Access Work, We Need to Do More Than Liberate Journal Articles
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In the days since the tragedy of Aaron Swartz's suicide, many academics have been posting open-access PDFs of their research.
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Good discussion of issues, and useful comments

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Times Higher Education - Open access will cause problems for learned societies' journals, accepts Finch

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Some discussion in comments on how learned societies may need to move different economic models

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Former publisher Alma Swan leads the push to embed open-access publishing across the EU

"Now that the European Commission has pledged to ensure that research funded under Horizon 2020 will be published with open access, many EU governments are considering how to make sure that the general public gets free access to research that is paid for through taxes."


Via RepoSupportProject
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The goal is Open Access.  The route is green or gold. 

 

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Planting the Green Seeds for a Golden Harvest: Comments and Clarifications on "Going for Gold"

Planting the Green Seeds for a Golden Harvest: Comments and Clarifications on "Going for Gold" | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
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Alma Swan & John Houghton clarify that their studies suggest green OA is the better transitional route for UK institutions to adopt until international picture has changed

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Lords science committee launch open access inquiry with evidence session with Dame Janet Finch - News from Parliament - UK Parliament

Lords science committee launch open access inquiry with evidence session with Dame Janet Finch - News from Parliament - UK Parliament | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee will next week hold its first evidence session in a new short inquiry into the Government’s open access policy and its implementation by the Research Councils UK (RCUK) (the partnership of the...
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Consequences, risks and side-effects of the license module “non-commercial use only” | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

Consequences, risks and side-effects of the license module “non-commercial use only” | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
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Detailed discussion of Creative Commons non-commercial licenses

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LERU on Open Access and Open Data | European Public Sector ...

LERU on Open Access and Open Data | European Public Sector ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
The League of European Research Universities (LERU) has launched two statements on the importance of Open Scholarship: 'Open Access to Research Publications' and 'Open Research Data'. Download the LERU ...
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Making the link between open access to publications AND the data behind them.

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Two Predatory Bloopers « Scholarly Open Access

Two Predatory Bloopers « Scholarly Open Access | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
The Bioscan is an open-access journal that claims to be the official organ of India's National Environmentalists Association, however, the journal appears to really be a one-man operation, one man who cannot spell very well.
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Beware of new publishers trying to cash in on APCs without providing a quality service in return

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Urbanity ... history: Open access on my new toy

The issue if open access to research findings - specifically journal articles - is finding its way into the academic twittersphere I inhabit, as it regularly seems to do. The Finch report into open access last year recommended that ...
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What if an open-access publisher goes bankrupt? « Sauropod ...

What if an open-access publisher goes bankrupt? « Sauropod ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
In a comment on a recent Guardian piece (not mine, but a response to it), Peter Morgan asked: A separate concern is whether the OA business model is sustainable in the long term of decades or even centuries.
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Open should be safer

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Those who publish research behind paywalls are victims not ...

Those who publish research behind paywalls are victims not ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Chris Chambers: Labelling scientists who publish in traditional journals as 'immoral' only hinders the cause of open access publishing.
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Call for moderation among the OA zealots

 

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In the sky with diamonds

In the sky with diamonds | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
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Mathematician blogs about 'diamond' open access.  Good discussion about future of learned societies in this world...

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Committee announces an inquiry into Open Access - News from Parliament - UK Parliament

Committee announces an inquiry into Open Access - News from Parliament - UK Parliament | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee today announces its intention to inquire into the Government’s Open Access policy. (RT @Protohedgehog: Ah, finally the official call for evidence by @bisgovuk into #openaccess - anyone can respond!
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Keep it free: National Gallery of Art (US) creates open access policy ...

Keep it free: National Gallery of Art (US) creates open access policy ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Now the public can download Ginevra and enjoy her no matter where they are in the world. In March 2012, the United States' National Gallery of Art created an open access policy which provided online visitors the the chance ...
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Blogpost from organisation that campaigns for opening up access to art material in galleries, museums etc

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International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity

New open-access, interdisciplinary humanities journal http://t.co/QVPcseDI
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Very clear summary of the current position in UK

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JSTOR Offers Open Access as Crusader Takes His Life | University ...

JSTOR Offers Open Access as Crusader Takes His Life | University ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Academia has just become more relevant and approachable as JSTOR announced that the archives of 1200+ academic journals are now available for free re.
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Brief article highlighting contribution of Aaron Swartz to Open Access campaign

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Free for all: ARC-funded research now open to the public

Free for all: ARC-funded research now open to the public | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is the largest funder of basic science and humanities research in Australia. So when the ARC talks, academics listen.

And now the ARC has announced that articles resulting from research they fund should be freely available for all to read, within 12 months of the articles' publication. This policy is effective immediately. (...) - by Alex H. Holcombe & Matthew Todd, The conversation, 9 January 2013


Via Julien Hering, PhD
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Australia using a green route to Open Access

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The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: A simple definition for open access: a proposal to open the discussion

The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: A simple definition for open access: a proposal to open the discussion | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
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Looking at some myths around the Creative Commons licenses

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Who owns the research? How should business schools approach ...

Who owns the research? How should business schools approach ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
We've all been there. A business project requires expert research-oriented knowledge or you are researching for your MBA in international business management.
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Analysis of 'ownership' of business school research outputs

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