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How to select an Open Access journal?

How to select an Open Access journal? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"I was recently asked by a colleague about Open Access (OA) journals. Her interests are in the areas of cancer and medical genetics. She’d had unfortunate recent experiences with anonymous peer review, and wished to find a suitable OA journal that uses open peer review – with: a)  identification of the reviewers, and b) publication of their reviews."

 

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Varsha Khodiyar's comment, May 29, 2013 6:38 AM
Have a look at F1000Research. It's a life science OA journal which carries out open peer review post-publication http://f1000research.com/
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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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Research Fortnight: Open-access review will be independent, pledges RCUK | Lincoln Research Blog

Research Fortnight: Open-access review will be independent, pledges RCUK | Lincoln Research Blog | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"Research Councils UK has committed to commissioning and independent review of its open access policies in 2014, in updated guidelines published on 9 April"

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Price doesn't always buy prestige in open access

Price doesn't always buy prestige in open access | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
Online comparison tool reveals which journals provide the biggest bang for the buck.
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Open Access: HEFCE, REF2020 and the Threat to Academic Freedom

Open Access: HEFCE, REF2020 and the Threat to Academic Freedom | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

In summary, academic journals are being moved from a ‘pay-to-read’ model to a ‘pay-to-say’ model.

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Open Access in the UK: Reinventing the Big Deal

Open Access in the UK: Reinventing the Big Deal | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Richard Poynder interviews Jan Velterop

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Open by default: a proposed copyright license and waiver agreement for open access research and data in peer-reviewed journals

From the abstract: "Copyright and licensing of scientific data, internationally, are complex and present legal barriers to data sharing, integration and reuse, and therefore restrict the most efficient transfer and discovery of scientific knowledge."

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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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More reason to outlaw Impact Factors from personnel discussions - The Occasional Pamphlet

More reason to outlaw Impact Factors from personnel discussions - The Occasional Pamphlet | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

This blog post discusses metric criteria for journals and journal articles.

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Open access ‘waiver’ schemes encouraged by government

Open access ‘waiver’ schemes encouraged by government | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
The government would like to see more publishers take up schemes that waive open access publishing fees for researchers from universities that subscribe to its journals, a senior civil servant has said.
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Open Access: Written evidence submitted by Reed Elsevier

At present the RCUK policy is not consistent with either the Finch Group Report or Government polic y as it mandates embargo s of as short as 6 months. For the vast majority of publications this would be unsustainable."

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Open Access in the UK and what it means for scientific research

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Open access will cause problems for learned societies' journals, accepts Finch

"The UK's move towards open-access publishing will inevitably place some learned societies' journals into financial jeopardy, according to the chair of the committee that recommended making the transition."

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21 UK history journals make stand against Finch - Research Information

21 UK history journals make stand against Finch - Research Information | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"The editors of 21 history journals have released a statement saying that they will not comply with all of the new, open-access recommendations of the Finch report and its implementation by UK research councils."

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Why are journals so expensive?

Why are journals so expensive? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text:"In the end, I told the student there were two main reasons why publishers charge so much for journal subscriptions"

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THOMSON REUTERS SPOTLIGHTS EMERGING RESEARCH CENTERS WITH THE ADDITION OF SCIELO DATABASE TO WEB OF KNOWLEDGE

THOMSON REUTERS SPOTLIGHTS EMERGING RESEARCH CENTERS WITH THE ADDITION OF SCIELO DATABASE TO WEB OF KNOWLEDGE | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the press release: "The Intellectual Property & Science division of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced it has partnered with Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) to host the SciELO database on Web of KnowledgeSM, the world’s most powerful search and discovery platform."

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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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