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News and comment on open access publishing in theory, policy and practice.
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Should Brazilian researchers be wary of open access?

Should Brazilian researchers be wary of open access? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Given the research community’s increasing interest in open access and the fact that several countries are adopting it as an integral part of scientific communication (e.g.
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University research: if you believe in openness, stand up for it

University research: if you believe in openness, stand up for it | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Publishing openly provides greater exposure, boosts prospects and can lead to more citations, says Erin McKiernan (University research: if you believe in openness, stand up for it http://t.co/uBcpPCeTC3)...
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The opportunities and challenges of online open-access publishing - Washington Post (blog)

The opportunities and challenges of online open-access publishing Washington Post (blog) One contribution I (and co-Monkey Cager John Sides) will be making to the discussion is a panel, followed by a wine reception, on the opportunities and...
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Open access papers ‘gain more traffic and citations’

Open access papers ‘gain more traffic and citations’ | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open access science articles are read and cited more often than articles available only to subscribers, a study has suggested.
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Open access: effective measures to put UK research online under threat?

Open access: effective measures to put UK research online under threat? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The universities of the UK should not squander the opportunity to put in place an effective mechanism for making their published research freely available
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HEFCE and Open Access

HEFCE and Open Access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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How to comply, by LSE Library.

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Impact and Learning: Going for gold: Why and how is IDS bringing our journal back in-house and making it open access?

Impact and Learning: Going for gold: Why and how is IDS bringing our journal back in-house and making it open access? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Open Access Button To Partner With Cottage Labs To Further Develop the Open Access Button

Open Access Button To Partner With Cottage Labs To Further Develop the Open Access Button | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2014 Contacts: openaccessbutton@medsin.org us@cottagelabs.com In November 2013, we launched the Open Access Button Beta in Berlin and since then the Open Access Button has ...
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RCUK launches call for evidence in Open Access Review - Research Councils UK

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Open Access to Science Communication Research: Your Options ...

There are a variety of issues at play in current obstacles to open access of science communication research. They include a lack of funding for author pay models of OA in the social sciences, a lack of awareness of existing ...
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Trip report: Peter Sefton @ Open Repositories 2014, Helsinki, Finland

Trip report: Peter Sefton @ Open Repositories 2014, Helsinki, Finland | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Erin McKiernan from Mexico gave an impassioned and informed view of the importance of Open Access: Culture change in academia: Making sharing the new norm (McKiernan, 2014). Working in Latin America McKiernan ...
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Milking the cash cow – how publishing houses suck academics dry

Milking the cash cow – how publishing houses suck academics dry | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
South African universities and academics pay for the privilege of publication – money that could be better spent supporting poorer students
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Social Science Data Repositories | Research Data - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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#scholarAfrica – Consolidating the African open agenda - University World News

#scholarAfrica – Consolidating the African open agenda - University World News | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
#scholarAfrica – Consolidating the African open agenda
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Open Access has officially gone mainstream. It is now embraced by governments, funders and researchers, and is widely acknowledged as an enabler of knowledge societies.
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Boosting African agriculture with open access - University World News

Boosting African agriculture with open access - University World News | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Boosting African agriculture with open access University World News “Academic resources made freely available to users worldwide, which may be distributed without requesting permission through open access publishing, have the ability to enrich...
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Open access in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania — making research more relevant to the world

Open access in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania — making research more relevant to the world | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open access is a powerful solution to the barriers that researchers in developing and transition countries face. In 2013, a project was launched that let 100 institutions in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda join forces in educating their researchers on the changing practices of scholarly communication. The result: 25 fully operational open access repositories already, and the numbe...
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Open access policy FAQ - HEFCE

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Open access and social media: helping science move forwards - Evidently Cochrane

Open access and social media: helping science move forwards - Evidently Cochrane | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
James Balm from BioMed Central talks about how open access and social media are helping science and healthcare move forwards
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Infographic: How to Start an Open Access Journal

Infographic: How to Start an Open Access Journal | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Starting your own journal is not rocket science. To illustrate this, we boiled down our research on the topic and added some insights from David Solomon, Martin Eve, and other experts. And there it is: a poster that allows you to get an idea of the various aspects of Open Access journal publishing at a glance.

For the poster, we identified seven different issues covering the stages of p ...
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The Open Data movement: international consolidation | SciELO in Perspective

The Open Data movement: international consolidation | SciELO in Perspective | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The greater the number of researchers making their data openly available in open access repositories, the greater the probability that others will be able to reproduce their work, with obvious benefit for all.
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Open access and 'Being Human'

Open access and 'Being Human' | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
This is possible in academic disciplines because a model has developed under which researchers are not paid by publishers or the public for their work, they are instead, theoretically, in academic jobs that pay them to give away this material.
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Ending with Open Access, Beginning with Open Access | The ...

Ending with Open Access, Beginning with Open Access | The ... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Sometimes making something available as open access is viewed as an end in itself, but increasingly we are likely to see OA services work to bring the material they publish to wider audiences. This will involve the creation of ...
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Do open access articles in economics have a citation advantage? | EDaWaX

Do open access articles in economics have a citation advantage? | EDaWaX | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The two economists Klaus Wohlrabe and Daniel Birkmeier have published a new working paper in which they analyse the impact of open access publishing in
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Open Source vs. Open Access (vs. Free) | Geeky Artist Librarian

Open Source vs. Open Access (vs. Free) | Geeky Artist Librarian | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The near-simultaneous rise of interest in open source and open access in the context of academic libraries has made these concepts ripe for confusion. Adding to the confusion is the presence of projects that are both open ...
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Across all fields, Open Access articles in Swedish repository have a higher citation rate than non-OA articles.

Across all fields, Open Access articles in Swedish repository have a higher citation rate than non-OA articles. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Due to differences in citation practices amongst scientific disciplines, existing research on a possible open access citation advantage remains limited. A new study seeks to overcome these limitati...
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