We've been talking a lot about the power and importance of open access for academic (and especially government funded) research. More and more universities have agreed, with some even having general open access policies for their academics...
If you want a Nordic perspective on green growth, welfare, health or the climate, the Nordic Council of Ministers’ (NCM) new e-collection – http://norden.diva-portal.org– is a good place to start. Launched today, the e-collection provides access to some 3,000 Nordic ...
Six mois seulement après la mise en ligne de sa version officielle, le réseau social pour scientifiques MyScienceWork annonce l’ouverture de l’accès sans inscription à l’ensemble des 30 millions de publications disponibles grâce à son moteur de recherche. Créé par deux jeunes universitaires aux profils c...
Agencies withhold grant money from researchers who do not make publications openly available.
Bernard Rentier's insight:
Let's correct this in the article:
in Liège indeed, 61% of the articles in the repository ORBi (50% of our published articles) are fully OA. But the others are accessible upon request with the click of a button. So, 82% of the ULg literature are actually accessible.
Peer-reviewed manuscripts must be deposited in an institutional or subject repository on acceptance for publication. The title and author of these deposits, and other descriptive information, must be discoverable straight away by anyone with a search engine. The manuscripts must then be accessible for anyone to read and download once any embargo period has elapsed.
Seul le quart des quelque 2 millions d’articles scientifiques publiés annuellement sont en accès libre. Et ce chiffre stagne douloureusement depuis 10 ans. Quelque chose de sérieux ferait-il obstacle?Participez au débat
The Open Access Button is an online tool tracking instances of people being denied access to published research across the globe - it then displays this information on a map for the world to see. Our launch late last year was covered in the Guardian, Scientific American, several Open Access themed year in reviews, and more. You can view the map and download the button at openaccessbutton.org or find out more on our blog at blog.openaccessbutton.org.
Recently we have seen a successful launch of the Open Access Button Beta product and put together an international team of students to lead the project moving forward. In order to build and launch Open Access Button 2.0, we’re seeking input from a variety of stakeholders to shape the Button project’s future.
This survey will form a key part of our consultation work and we encourage anyone interested in the Open Access Button to complete this. The survey is a short four pages to collect information on what you're working on, what you think we should be doing, and whether we could work together. It should take less than 15 minutes to complete, but the questions are flexible paragraph answers so you can provide us with as much detail as you like.