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Creative Commons and the Openness of Open Access — NEJM

Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Creative Commons and the Openness of Open Access
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Dutch boycott of Elsevier – a game changer? | Unlocking Research

Dutch boycott of Elsevier – a game changer? | Unlocking Research | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
"Science is not a goal in itself. Just as art is only art once it is seen, knowledge only becomes knowledge once it is shared."(Sander Dekker, Dutch State Secretary of Education)
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The Netherlands are holding the European presidency since July 1st and Open Science is on the agenda.
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The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era

The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
The consolidation of the scientific publishing industry has been the topic of much debate within and outside the scientific community, especially in relation to major publishers’ high profit margins.
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As long as researchers will give away all their rights to publishers, science will be locked up

Academic publishing company Elsevier has filed a complaint at a New York District Court, hoping to shut down the Library Genesis project and the SciHub.org search engine.

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After a significant extension of the embargoes imposed on articles in institutional repositories, Elsevier is launching an aggressive legal campaign against "piracy". We should remember that the BIG MISTAKE is to abandon all rights in the first place.

Of course there is nothing you can do except publish elsewhere. The only pressure Elsevier and consorts can feel is that of money, i.e. a decrease in the number of authors and articles. It is called 'boycott'. The only way out is #AlternativePublishing

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Nouveaux outils de mesure bibliométrique sur ORBi à l'ULg

Nouveaux outils de mesure bibliométrique sur ORBi à l'ULg | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it

Depuis quelques années, des mesures 'alternatives' d'impact, ou altmetrics, viennent compléter les indices bibliométriques traditionnels dont on connaît les limites et les défauts (SCImago Journal Rank [SJR], Impact Factor [IF], EigenFactor, h-index...).

Les Bibliothèques de l’ULg mettent désormais en avant ces nouveaux outils sur ORBi et dans les résultats des "Collections ULg".

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Open access "lobby" attacks Elsevier

Open access "lobby" attacks Elsevier | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Academic, library and technology organisations are denouncing a new sharing and hosting policy adopted last month by publisher Elsevier, saying it undermines open access policies at universities and prevents authors from sharing their work.
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Alicia WISE may pretend being surprised by the reaction of "the Open Access Lobby", the new Elsevier policy is meant to intimidate researchers and to combat the rise of institutional repositories which are, from now on, unavoidable, mind her.
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Statement against Elsevier’s sharing policy [COAR]

Statement against Elsevier’s sharing policy [COAR] | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
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Enough with all this rip off ! Implement Green Open Access in your universities and research centers NOW !
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How a flat article processing charge (APC) with no price increase for 3 years can be a 6%-77% increase

by Jihane Salhab and Heather Morrison The purpose of this post is to explain the impact of currency differences on article processing charges. Over the past few years megajournal PLOS ONE has been ...
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Open access : enjeux et opportunités pour l'Université de Lyon - SCD - le 5 mai 2015

Open access : enjeux et opportunités pour l'Université de Lyon - SCD - le 5 mai 2015 | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it

Avec Jean-Pierre Finance et Bernard Rentier.

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You may publish an Open Access Book at Cambridge University Press... if you can afford to pay 9,000€

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Pay to publish (rather than pay to read) not only has serious ethical drawbacks, but could also become an anti-democratic process.
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A review of the RCUK review of implementation of its OA policy

"Researchers appear to remain unaware of the tsunami that is occurring in scholarly communication. By centralising the payment of APCs we once again have a situation where researchers are divorced from the economic realities of publishing, in the same way libraries have traditionally been the foil between the economics of subscriptions and the access to the materials.
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The publishers' lobby, despite the high (and climbing) cost of APCs, is pushing hybrid and criticisms the "block grant" currently offered by RCUK. They claim that it is too low to support the transition to Gold OA...Another view could be that APCs above, say, £500, are not a reasonable option.
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14 bibliothèques mondiales d'art s'associent pour diffuser en ligne plus de 30 millions de documents [CLICFrance]

14 bibliothèques mondiales d'art s'associent pour diffuser en ligne plus de 30 millions de documents [CLICFrance] | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Dans un article paru le 1er avril 2015, The Art Newspaper a révélé que plus de 30 millions d'images de peintures, dessins et sculptures pourraient bientôt être disponibles sur un site Web. Ce porta...

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Ana Paula Sena's curator insight, April 27, 12:25 PM

Maravilhoso! :-)

Escola Municipal de Artes e Oficios de Vigo's curator insight, April 28, 2:14 AM

Nun artigo aparecido o pasado 1 de abril, The Art Newspaper revelou que máis de 30 millóns de imaxes de pinturas, diseños e esculturas poderán agora estar dispoñibles nun sitio web

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"The 50 shades of no": Open Science in Belgium

"The 50 shades of no": Open Science in Belgium | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it

Open Belgium is the yearly conference of Open Knowledge Belgium, a community Open Access Belgium joined this year. Traditionally this community is involved in open government data, open transport data, open geo data, rather than open science data. Lately, more and more synergy activities are organized to emphasize the overlap in the different open “fields”.

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Open Science session with Inge Van Nieuwerburgh, Bernard Rentier, Joe MacArthur & Brian Hole.

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Mediapart - L’Open Access : le salut des universités européennes ?

Bernard Rentier, ancien recteur de l'ULg, n’hésite pas à définir l’Open Access comme une « cause à défendre ». « Je suis intimement persuadé que l’Open Access est un outil qui, au niveau mondial, a son importance pour apporter aux populations une vraie liberté de pensée, et une vraie liberté d’accès à la rigueur scientifique » conclut-il.
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Belle référence également aux accomplissements de Paul Thirion... Méritée.
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Remove barriers to open science, says head of EU policy unit

Remove barriers to open science, says head of EU policy unit | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Jean-Claude Burgelman also tells London conference of need to 'embed' the concept in society

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Enfirouapé. An open letter to Elsevier by Didier Pélaprat

Enfirouapé. An open letter to Elsevier by Didier Pélaprat | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it

Didier Pelaprat (INSERM, France) wrote recently an open message to Alicia Wise (Elsevier) on the Open Access Forum GOAL. It is so right to the point, so much in line with what I think and so much b...

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Edition Scientifique - Inra Sad's curator insight, June 15, 6:13 AM

Ne plus se faire avoir... ne plus se faire arnaquer...

 

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A Seal is awarded by DOAJ to journals that adhere to high levels of openness, best practice and publishing standards

A Seal is awarded by DOAJ to journals that adhere to high levels of openness, best practice and publishing standards | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
The DOAJ Seal is now live. Although DOAJ has been indicating which journals get the Seal since March 2014, the Seal is now displayed alongside those journals that qualify. Look for this symbol: We'...
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Elsevier clashes with researchers over open access publishing for academic texts

Elsevier clashes with researchers over open access publishing for academic texts | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Academic publishing is a multi-million dollar business dominated by just a few major publishing houses. Many academics and open access advocates believe that’s unfair—publishers simply take researchers’ work and sell it back to them, they say. Stan Correy takes a look at the state of play.

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Richard Poynder: "Elsevier’s Director of Access & Policy, Alicia Wise states that they “have received neutral-to-positive responses from research institutions and the wider research community.” Yet, since the “Statement against Elsevier’s sharing policy <https://www.coar-repositories.org/activities/advocacy-leadership/petition-against-elseviers-sharing-policy/>” was published on Wednesday May 20, 2015), it has been signed by close to 700 organizations and individuals, demonstrating that there is significant opposition to the policy."

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Although claiming the opposite, "Hybrid" Open Access Journals are always being paid twice for the same article, once by the author and once by the subscribing reader

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La publication scientifique : Le temps des dérives

La publication scientifique : Le temps des dérives | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
La publication scientifique : Le temps des dérives
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PASTEUR4OA : supporting and promoting the development and alignment of OA policies in Europe - Newsletter May 2015

PASTEUR4OA : supporting and promoting the development and alignment of OA policies in Europe - Newsletter May 2015 | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
The PASTEUR4OA project supports the development and alignment of Open Access strategies and policies at the national level to promote the implementation of the European Commission's 2012 Recommendation on Access to Scientific Information and the Open Access Mandate for Horizon 2020.
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Dutch progress in Open Access

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After two decades of tough fighting, OA has definitely become the world's standard of scholarly publications, whether one likes it or not. Let's remain vigilant and keep avoiding the dangerous trap of an escalating "pay to publish" system that would be totally anti-democratic (only the richest can publish in 'posh' journals).
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The new ROARMAP is out !

The new ROARMAP is out ! | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
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ROARMAP, the directory of OA policies, has been rebuilt. It is now up-to-date and accurate."A much richer database with lots of information about each policy and a full search facility to enable users to query the database in many ways. It currently has some 650+ policies recorded and classified."

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Are Gold OA Article Processing Charges (APCs) correlated with prestige and influence?

Are Gold OA Article Processing Charges (APCs) correlated with prestige and influence? | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Barely. But not always and not at all if free.
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From confidential scientific publishing to real scientific communication (The Guardian)

From confidential scientific publishing to real scientific communication (The Guardian) | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
After 350 years of academic journals it’s time to shake things up. Writing and reviewing journal articles is part of the core business of a scientist. But it’s not an efficient way to communicate research results.
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It is high time to reconsider the entire mode of sharing scientific information. We need a radical change after 3 centuries: our old way to communicate science in prose is obsolete.
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'Open Humans' Wants To Be The Facebook Of Clinical Research

'Open Humans' Wants To Be The Facebook Of Clinical Research | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
The online platform connects researchers with test subjects, and makes it easy to share data

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The future of all science and research will be, whether one likes it or not, on such open communication and exchange platforms.

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