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Call for advice on open access requirements in the REF - HEFCE

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News and comment on open access publishing in theory, policy and practice.
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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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Open access is not enough on its own – data must be free too

Open access is not enough on its own – data must be free too | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Academics have been encouraged to make their research freely available, but their data also needs to be open to scrutiny
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Re-imagining the role of Institutional Repository in Open Scholarship

Keynote at the OpenAIRE and COAR Joint Conference Open Access: Movement to Reality
Putting the Pieces Together. Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, May 21-13, 2014

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Bringing the Open Access Button (2.0) to mobile | Jisc elevator

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Open Humanities Awards

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COAR » Statement about embargo periods

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Sussex Research Hive: The Accessibility of Open Access: A Valid Route for New Researchers?

Sussex Research Hive: The Accessibility of Open Access: A Valid Route for New Researchers? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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New open access publishing model praised for audacity, but sustainability concerns remain @insidehighered

New open access publishing model praised for audacity, but sustainability concerns remain @insidehighered | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Open and Shut?: Interview with Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories

Open and Shut?: Interview with Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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WHO commits to open access by joining Europe PubMed Central - Wellcome Trust

WHO commits to open access by joining Europe PubMed Central - Wellcome Trust | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
WHO commits to open access by joining Europe PubMed Central Wellcome Trust The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will become a member of the open access repository Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC), joining 25 other life...
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Why scientists should stop publishing - University World News

Why scientists should stop publishing - University World News | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Why scientists should stop publishing
University World News
Using an open access archive system as the primary way of communicating and evaluating science instead of peer reviewed academic journals may be an answer.
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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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Open access: researchers are positive but some uncertainty still remains

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Open Access Initiatives on a Regional and Global Scale: EIFL, OASPA...

The presentation covers EIFL's open access programme, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations...
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Publishers respond to growing need for collaboration by offering an open access home for interdisciplinary research.

Publishers respond to growing need for collaboration by offering an open access home for interdisciplinary research. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The new journal Palgrave Communications aims to support interdisciplinary development by offering a high-quality outlet for research in the humanities, the social sciences and business, hoping to f...
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CAS Goes Open Access - Asian Scientist Magazine

The Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China will require research articles to be deposited into open access repositories.

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The Embargoes Don't Work: The British Academy provides the best evidence yet - PLOS Opens

The Embargoes Don't Work: The British Academy provides the best evidence yet - PLOS Opens | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The debates today on implementing Open Access pivot around two key points. The first is the perceived cost of a transition to a fully funded Open Access publishing environment. The second is the question of delaying access to copies of …
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Study highlights academic journal publication models in Brazil and Spain

Study highlights academic journal publication models in Brazil and Spain | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Brazil and Spain have a commanding profile in academic output in their respective regions, and possess great potential in the field of scholarly publishing. Notwithstanding the differences in the history of scientific ...
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Dumpling in a Hanky: Open Access and the law librarian

Dumpling in a Hanky: Open Access and the law librarian | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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2014 Open Access Week Theme to be "Generation Open" | SPARC

2014 Open Access Week Theme to be "Generation Open" | SPARC | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Let's shine a light on paywalls that deny open access to scientific research - The Guardian (blog)

Let's shine a light on paywalls that deny open access to scientific research - The Guardian (blog) | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Let's shine a light on paywalls that deny open access to scientific research
The Guardian (blog)
Reviewing scientific literature can be a bit like trying to negotiate a maze with the lights turned off.
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Try DIY, not green or gold open access - Times Higher Education

Try DIY, not green or gold open access - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Times Higher Education Try DIY, not green or gold open access Times Higher Education Gold open access typically requires the payment of an article fee of up to $5,000 (£3,000): a figure beyond the reach of numerous researchers, not only in the UK...
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