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Do it yourself: A Tool to measure Cost Effectiveness Of Open Access Journals

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Be sensible about open access, but it's still a good thing!

In a recent paper published in Trends in Plant Science, Anurag Angrawal presents a few "reasons to be skeptical of open-access publishing" (Angarwal, 2014) in order to stimulate debate over the cur...
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EUA Research Policy Working Group focuses on open access to scientific publications

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Open Citations Corpus, a new service by Infrastructure Services for Open Access (IS4OA)

Open Citations Corpus, a new service by Infrastructure Services for Open Access (IS4OA) | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Press Release – For Immediate Release Infrastructure Services for Open Access C.I.C. (IS4OA) is pleased to announce that from May 1st 2014 it will adopt the Open Citations Corpus (OCC) as one of th...
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Academic journal debate Views & Research - The Conversation

Academic journal debate Views & Research - The Conversation | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
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La nouvelle politique du Libre Accès des HEFCE/REF au Royaume Uni : comment ça marche

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Nature Publishing Group is telling researchers that they must obtain a "waiver" for their university's Open Access policy !

Nature Publishing Group is telling researchers that they must obtain a "waiver" for their university's Open Access policy ! | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
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...
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Elseviergate: cheating on Open Access

Elseviergate: cheating on Open Access | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Academic seeks to gather examples of cases where open access article fees have been paid but content remains behind a paywall
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Author pays AND reader pays too ! OA is a very profitable business after all !

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The Nordic Council of Ministers today launched a new e-collection with free access to all of its publications

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 ...
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Scholarly communication is not only outrageously expensive, but as a basis for assessment, it is also full of prejudice

Scholarly communication is not only outrageously expensive, but as a basis for assessment, it is also full of prejudice | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
This is a very personal post. It is emotionally triggered by looking at this old question  Downsides of using the arXiv and by reading the recent The coming Calculus MOOC Revolution and the end of ...
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Do Open Access funds support hybrid ?

Do Open Access funds support hybrid ? | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Cost comparisons about hybrid publication can be confusing to an individual author trying to decide if paying for hybrid open access is worthwhile. But if their funding body is paying for publicati...
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Universités, réjouissez-vous! Avec votre argent, Reed Elsevier confirme des revenus en hausse pour l'année 2013: 1,11 milliards de livres sterling

Universités, réjouissez-vous! Avec votre argent, Reed Elsevier confirme des revenus en hausse pour l'année 2013: 1,11 milliards de livres sterling | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
1,11 milliard £ de bénéfices pour la société Reed Elsevier, l'année dernière
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Bernard Rentier's curator insight, February 28, 12:03 PM

Beau résultat, basé sur des augmentations de tarifs exorbitantes et une situation de monopole malheureusement entretenue par les chercheurs eux-mêmes, demandeurs des revues "sélect". Un snobisme qui coûte cher mais réserve 600 millions de livres sterling aux actionnaires.

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Open Access: Addressing the 'double dipping' charge

These pages are exploring the issues of payment for publication including the high cost of hybrid publishing. Concerns about expense can be further exacerbated by the perception that publishers off...
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MyScienceWork ouvre l’accès à l’ensemble de son catalogue d’articles

MyScienceWork ouvre l’accès à l’ensemble de son catalogue d’articles | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
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...
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MyscienceWork donne un bel exemple de libre accés avec l'ouverture de son catalogue.

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Open Access Law Scholarship Booming on the Law Review Commons

Open Access Law Scholarship Booming on the Law Review Commons | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
The Law Review Commons, the biggest open access law review portal on the web, has grown by nearly 75 percent since this time last year. Over 170 law reviews are now represented on the site, with to...
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Open Data 500: Proof that open data fuels economic activity

Open Data 500: Proof that open data fuels economic activity | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
The Open Data 500 study is an index of US companies using open government data to generate business and develop products. Read our interview with Joel Gurin, the project's director.
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Funders punish open-access dodgers

Funders punish open-access dodgers | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Agencies withhold grant money from researchers who do not make publications openly available.
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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.

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Mosaic, a new digital publication dedicated to exploring the science of life, launches today, offering content that anyone can read, share and reproduce for free

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New policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework in the UK

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.

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The "Liège Model" !

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More expensive than science allows: Universität Konstanz cancels license negotiations with scientific publisher Elsevier

More expensive than science allows: Universität Konstanz cancels license negotiations with scientific publisher Elsevier | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
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See also: http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2014/03/german-university-tells-elsevier-no-deal

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Elseviergate - A new OA concept ? Elsevier is charging for Open Access !

Elseviergate - A new OA concept ? Elsevier is charging for Open Access ! | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
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Read also this comment By A.A. Adams:http://mailman.ecs.soton.ac.uk/pipermail/goal/2014-March/002720.html
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Cornell University Libraries Face Escalating Journal Costs

By AIMEE CHO The University Library’s budget is being “stretched thin” due to the “dramatically increasing” prices of scientific journals, according to Prof. Nerissa Russell, anthropology, chair of...
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The current model of scholarly publication is simply no longer sustainable
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The Real Reason Nobody Reads Academics

There is plenty of valuable information in academia. If only you can find it.
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 “In brief, if you publish in Elsevier journals, you are making it easier for Elsevier to take action that harms academic institutions, so you shouldn’t.” 

Tim Gowers, Fields Medal-winning mathematician

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Des universités se désabonnent des revues scientifiques

Des universités se désabonnent des revues scientifiques | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Un effet des baisses budgétaires et de la hausse du prix des abonnements.
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Va-t-on enfin libérer l’accès aux articles scientifiques? | Acfas | magazine Découvrir | février 2014

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
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Contribute to the Open Access Button 2.0 : fill the Consultation Survey

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.
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