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Beyond science, can one size of OA fit all? – ScienceOpen Blog

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Deciding who should pay to publish peer-reviewed scientific research

Deciding who should pay to publish peer-reviewed scientific research | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
John Abraham: How open-access journals are changing the field of peer-reviewed science
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[Open Access Interview] Elisabeth de Turkheim: Open access calls for even more rigorous peer review

[Open Access Interview] Elisabeth de Turkheim: Open access calls for even more rigorous peer review | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The quality of peer review in open access publishing is the subject of some worry in the scientific community. Is the evaluation of publications as rigorous as in traditional publishing?
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Open and Shut?: The Open Access Interviews: Paul Royster, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Charity alliance launches fund to make charitably funded research open access - Wellcome Trust

Charity alliance launches fund to make charitably funded research open access - Wellcome Trust | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Charity alliance launches fund to make charitably funded research open access Wellcome Trust Arthritis Research UK, Breast Cancer Campaign, the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, and the Wellcome...
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The Open Access Schism: Recapitulating Open Source? - ComputerworldUK (blog)

The Open Access Schism: Recapitulating Open Source? - ComputerworldUK (blog) | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The Open Access Schism: Recapitulating Open Source?
ComputerworldUK (blog)
As well as free software itself, this column is interested in the ways that the ideas underlying open source are spreading far and wide.
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Open Access Rants: Hanging together on the goddam wagon

Open Access Rants: Hanging together on the goddam wagon | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Twitter is a great place to rant and rave sometimes. You can feel free to let loose and say what you’re thinking without necessarily feeling that you need to have completely well-formed ideas. The enforced brevity can sometimes also be a plus, as it forces you to distill what you want to say to the…
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Scientists criticise new “open access” journal which limits research-sharing ... - New Statesman

Scientists criticise new “open access” journal which limits research-sharing ... - New Statesman | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Scientists criticise new “open access” journal which limits research-sharing ...
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Access to open data 'key to sustainable development' - SciDev.Net

Access to open data 'key to sustainable development' - SciDev.Net | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Access to open data 'key to sustainable development' SciDev.Net According to information and communication technology (ICT) experts who attended the International Workshop on Open Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries in...
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‘Shock and derision’ as Kent Anderson named Science publisher

‘Shock and derision’ as Kent Anderson named Science publisher | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open letter from researchers decries AAAS journal’s high fees and points to Anderson’s combative views on open access (RT @PaulJump: Controversy over Science publisher's attitude to open access http://t.co/x1hsOxDPDX...
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#scholarAfrica – Consolidating the African open agenda - University World News

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#scholarAfrica – Consolidating the African open agenda
University World News
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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Let’s Stand Together to Promote Open Access Worldwide.

Let’s Stand Together to Promote Open Access Worldwide. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Diego Gomez, a Colombian graduate student, currently faces up to eight years in prison for doing something thousands of researchers do every day: posting research results online for those who would not otherwise have a way to access them.
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Essential Guide: How to start an Open Access journal in five steps

Essential Guide: How to start an Open Access journal in five steps | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
As Open Access publishing continues its momentum, opportunities are growing for researchers to shift their disciplinary and institution platforms to affordable open access models. Suzanne Pilaar Bi...
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Open access repositories: Sharing research to the global community

Open access repositories: Sharing research to the global community | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Presented by Peter Ballantyne at the ICRISAT Capac Science presentation.
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Counting the Costs of Open Access for Institutions – Survey Now Open

Counting the Costs of Open Access for Institutions – Survey Now Open | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Counting the Costs of Open Access for Institutions – Survey Now Open Research Consulting - Rob Johnson - provides consultancy services to organisations involved in the delivery, management and dissemination of research, in the sectors of higher...
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Policy Design and Implementation Monitoring - PLoS Blogs (blog)

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Policy Design and Implementation Monitoring
PLoS Blogs (blog)
We know that those Open Access policies that work are the ones that have teeth. Both institutional and funder policies work better when tied to reporting requirements.
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Behaviour change and Open Access; lessons for academic engagement | Open Access Good Practice

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Open Access Heatmap

Number of Open Access Journals per Country Open Access Heatmap
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Links From Wikipedia to Russell Group University Repositories

Links From Wikipedia to Russell Group University Repositories | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Wikipedia as the Front Matter to all Research A session at the recent Wikimania conference provided an opportunity for discussion on the topics: "The fount of all knowledge - wikipedia as the front...
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Can open access publishing be a smart career move? - 26 August 2014 - New Scientist

Can open access publishing be a smart career move? - 26 August 2014 - New Scientist | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
It can seem like a magic word is needed to get published in the top academic journals. Is open access a genuine alternative? (RT @UTSePRESS: Can open access publishing be a smart career move?
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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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