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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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UK wide survey of academics spotlights researchers’ reliance on open access | RLUK

"A major survey of UK Academics released today examines the attitudes of researchers and practitioners working within higher education. It sheds light on their behaviours, including their reliance on digital technologies, the Internet and open access."

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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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Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Makes Its Debut

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Makes Its Debut | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"The DPLA is a large-scale, collaborative project working toward “the creation of a unique and consolidated digital library platform, ensuring America’s cultural and scientific record is free and publicly accessible online through a single access point, available anytime and anywhere.”"

 

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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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Open Access—Are the Barriers to Change Receding?

The move from subscription only publishing of scholarly articles to open access has been much slower than previously anticipated by many Open Access (OA) advocates.
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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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Sustainability of open-access services

"This report is the third in a series which examines issues relating to the economic sustainability of critical infrastructure services that support the operation and growth of open-access dissemination of scholarly and scientific research. This report is intended to guide funders and project planners in constructing and coordinating collective funding models capable of supporting open-access infrastructure resources."

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Open Access increases citation? A brief overview of two reports

Open Access increases citation? A brief overview of two reports | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
A comparison of two studies on the coverage and range of citations in Open Access, comparing OA and non-OA journals.
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Lords Science Committee recommend further changes to RCUK’s revised open access policy and guidance - News from Parliament - UK Parliament

Lords Science Committee recommend further changes to RCUK’s revised open access policy and guidance - News from Parliament - UK Parliament | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has written to Research Councils UK welcoming the publication of its revised open access policy but calling for three further changes to the policy to ensure that there is absolute clarity.
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OA in the UK

OA in the UK | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
From 1 April 2013, all academics funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK) need to be compliant with a new open access policy.
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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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More on Open Access: HEFCE brings out the big REF stick

"HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England), the body that funds and oversees English universities, has asked for responses for its proposals to allow only papers that meet its criteria for “Open Access” to be submitted to the next Research Assessment Exercise (REF), the periodic review that determines how much research funding each university receives"

 

 

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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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UNESCO adopts open access policy

UNESCO adopts open access policy | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
UNESCO will make its future and past publications free for all to access
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Why have so many academics decided to boycott Elsevier?

A talk from the Open Science symposium at the European Conference on Visual Perception in 2012
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What's a Grad to Do...With Open Access?

"I guess I should start by saying that I really didn’t know what people meant when they said “Open Access” before, so Peter Suber’s book has been extremely helpful for understanding this idea."

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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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What is the DPLA?

What is the DPLA? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"On April 18, we will launch the first beta version of the DPLA. In its first iteration, the DPLA will combine a group of rich, interesting digital collections, from state and regional digital archives to the special collections of major university libraries and federal holdings."

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What has changed in the guidance for the RCUK Policy on Open Access?

What has changed in the guidance for the RCUK Policy on Open Access? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"Yesterday afternoon we published the latest version of the guidance for the revised RCUK policy on Open Access.  This version incorporates all of the comments that we received from the short call for input that we ran during March"

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RCUK policy non-compliant journals

RCUK policy non-compliant journals | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"So, the new RCUK open access policy is now in play... and guess what - there's plenty of journals out there that are not accommodating it at the moment."

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‘Cultural change’ and ‘reductions in cost’

‘Cultural change’ and ‘reductions in cost’ | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
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"Promises of the Finch Report and the realities of its implementation"

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Complying with research funders’ Open Access policies : JISC

Complying with research funders’ Open Access policies : JISC | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
Research Councils UK require papers resulting from research they’ve funded to be published Open Access, preferably in journals that make papers immediately available at no charge to readers.
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BioMed Central | RCUK's Open Access Policy

BioMed Central | RCUK's Open Access Policy | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"The Research Councils UK (RCUK) policy on open access comes into effect from the 1st April 2013. The policy states that all peer-reviewed published research articles and conference proceedings funded by RCUK must be open access."

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Making Open Access and the UK's scholarly society work

Making Open Access and the UK's scholarly society work | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"As debate continues over the benefits and risks of open access to the humanities and social sciences, one concern voiced above the rest is the disruption caused to the funding of scholarly societies in the UK"

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