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How do you know a journal is legitimate? | Scholarly Communication Program

How do you know a journal is legitimate? | Scholarly Communication Program | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"As a researcher or scholar under pressure to publish, you may accept solicitations to submit articles for publication even if you are not familiar with the journal or publisher. Some of these offers are legitimate but others turn out to be scams. It is wise to take a few basic steps to learn more about a new or unfamiliar scholarly journal."

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Author rights, your rights

"SURFdirect, SURF's digital rights expert community, has produced a short film on Author rights, your rights"

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Horizon 2020 research will be open access

From the text: "Horizon 2020 will provide funding for researchers to publish their work in a way that is freely accessible, under a plan announced by digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes."

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1st Hand Access to Research: William Gunn, Mendeley

1st Hand Access to Research: William Gunn, Mendeley | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

In this podcast William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach, Mendeley Ltd, talks about altmetrics, and presents the Mendeley desktop manager.

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Brought to book: Academic journals face a radical shake-up

Brought to book: Academic journals face a radical shake-up | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"If there is any endeavour whose fruits should be freely available, that endeavour is surely publicly financed science."

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Ann McKechin MP: Open Access - Breaking the Monopoly of Large Academic Publishers

Ann McKechin mp writes about about the business, innovation and skills committee inquiry into open access in academic publishing.

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Ahmed Hindawi, founder of Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Ahmed Hindawi, founder of Hindawi Publishing Corporation | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text: "Founded in 1997, Hindawi Publishing Corporation was the first subscription publisher to convert its entire portfolio of journals to Open Access (OA). This has enabled the company to grow very rapidly and today it publishes over 400 OA journals. "

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DFID's Policy Opens up a World of Global Research

DFID's Policy Opens up a World of Global Research | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text: "DFID today threw its weight behind the Open Access movement by publishing its own Open and Enhanced Access Policy for the research that it funds. In so doing, it signals support for a growing global movement, and sends a clear message to all recipients of DFID research funds to make their research findings freely available."

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Open access versus subscription journals: a comparison of scientific impact

From the abstract: "In the past few years there has been an ongoing debate as to whether the proliferation of open access (OA) publishing would damage the peer review system and put the quality of scientific journal publishing at risk. Our aim was to inform this debate by comparing the scientific impact of OA journals with subscription journals, controlling for journal age, the country of the publisher, discipline and (for OA publishers) their business model."

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Expanding access to research publications

Expanding access to research publications | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings- the Finch Group. The report is now online.

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