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F1000 Research: post-publication peer review and data sharing

F1000 Research: post-publication peer review and data sharing | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

What are scientists doing to promote open access to data? Rebecca Lawrence discusses a new publishing venture by one group of scientists, looking to shake up scientific publishing.


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UK PubMed Central Blog: Open Access, UKPMC and PubMed: how are we doing?

UK PubMed Central Blog: Open Access, UKPMC and PubMed: how are we doing? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"A key factor to maintain this growth will be for the research community to improve compliance with the UKPMC Funder mandates, to ensure all articles resulting from those funds can be found in UKPMC."

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Academic publishers have become the enemies of science

Academic publishers have become the enemies of science | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
The US Research Works Act would allow publishers to line their pockets by locking publicly funded research behind paywalls...
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RLUK/SCONUL briefing on the impact of Open Access | RLUK

A briefing from Alma Swan on the impact of open access on researchers and universities.

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Diagnostic Pathology | Abstract | Diagnostic Pathology in 2011: reflecting on the development of an open access journal during the last six years

Diagnostic Pathology in 2011: reflecting on the development of an open access journal
during the last five years. Provisional PDF available, full-text to be made available at a later date.

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Peter Suber - Google+ - New bill to block open access to publicly-funded research …

Peter Suber - Google+ - New bill to block open access to publicly-funded research … | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
New bill to block open access to publicly-funded research The Research Works Act (HR 3699) is a new bill to repeal the open-access policy at the NIH and…...
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Commons:Open Access File of the Day - Wikimedia Commons

Commons:Open Access File of the Day - Wikimedia Commons | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

This page hosts the prototype of an Open Access File of the Day initiative.

 

Launched in December 2011, the Open Access File of the Day initiative highlights files on Wikimedia Commons that are:

 

A. Linked to scientific or scholarly research.

 

B. In the Public Domain (by ways other than copyright expiration) or licensed under CC0, CC BY or CC BY-SA

 

C. Used on at least two wiki pages outside user namespace, either on Wikimedia projects or on sites using InstantCommons, from the day of nomination until the day of posting.

 

 

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Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics, Cambridge - The Open Access Movement is disorganized; this must not continue « petermr's blog

"The Open Access Movement is disorganized; this must not continue..." from Peter Murray-Rust's blog - A Scientist and the Web

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Science in the Open » Blog Archive » Open Access for the other 85%

Science in the Open » Blog Archive » Open Access for the other 85% | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"OA is about enabling people, enabling business, and enabling development."

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Open Access Part II: The Structure, Resources, and Implications for Nurses

"The simple act of increasing access to scholarly resources can impact teaching content, student learning, clinical practice, and ultimately patient care outcomes."

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Open Access is a piece for cake for Research in Learning Technology

Open Access is a piece for cake for Research in Learning Technology | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Research in Learning Technology , the journal for the Association for Learning Technology, is going Open Access from January 2012.

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Open Access Forum 2011 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Open Access Forum 2011 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Presentations now available from the 'Expert Meeting on the UNESCO Open Access Strategy' held on the 22-23 November. Open Access Forum 2011.

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Open Educational Resources | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures

Open Educational Resources | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
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Open and Shut?: The Open Access Interviews: Jan Velterop

Open and Shut?: The Open Access Interviews: Jan Velterop | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

An interesting interview with Jan Velterop, made available here on Richard Poynder's excellent 'Open and Shut? Blog.

 

The interview can be read at http://www.richardpoynder.co.uk/Velterop_Interview.pdf and is made available under a Creative Commons licence.

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Confessions of an open access editor

Confessions of an open access editor | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
Since 2004 I have been the technical editor of SCRIPTed, the open access journal of Law and Technology published by the SCRIPT  Centre in Edinburgh.
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Giving It Away: Sharing and the Future of Scholarly Communication

An interesting blog post from Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of scholarly communication at the Modern Language Association. Published on her blog 'Planned Obsolescence' this posting contains the text of the keynote presentation she gave to the Council of Editors of Learned Journals at at MLA 2012.

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2011 The Year of Open

2011 The Year of Open | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

The "open" space is expanding.
2011 has been a watershed year with open gaining traction and acceptance.


photo from Smithsonian Institution's Photosream

An excellent overview of the "open" space and initiatives which took place during 2011.

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BishopBlog: Time for academics to withdraw free labour

BishopBlog: Time for academics to withdraw free labour | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"It has taken many years for the torpid academic community to wake up to this ludicrous situation, but things are slowly starting to change. In some fields, academics are starting to take things into their own hands and cut commercial publishers out of the loop, but this still the exception rather than the rule."

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The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: Happy 2012 Open Access Movement! December 31, 2011 Dramatic Growth of Open Access.

The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: Happy 2012 Open Access Movement! December 31, 2011 Dramatic Growth of Open Access. | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
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Open Humanities Press announces release of six Open Access books

Open Humanities Press announces release of six Open Access books | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

OHP relases six open access books on critical theory, continental philosophy and cultural studies. Each title will be freely available as full-text HTML, as well as in paperback editions, and are being released on a rolling publication schedule beginning 15 December.

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The Ed Techie: The three ghosts of open access articles

The Ed Techie: The three ghosts of open access articles | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
WARNING - this post contains stretching of a flimsy idea to breaking point. Look away if you find strained literary metaphors distressing. In keeping with the festive season, I'm going to frame some thoughts on stages of academic publishing with...
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Results of publicly funded research will be open access – science minister

Results of publicly funded research will be open access – science minister | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
New policy to make research freely available challenges business models of academic publishers...
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Open Access Part I: The Movement, The Issues, and The Benefits

Open Access Part I: The Movement, The Issues, and The Benefits | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"Nursing must take action to participate in and promote the OA movement in order to derive the maximum gain for our science."

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PLoS Biology: Why Full Open Access Matters

PLoS Biology: Why Full Open Access Matters | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
PLoS Biology is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that features works of exceptional significance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface with other disciplines.
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Global Open Access Portal | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Global Open Access Portal | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
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