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Why open access makes sense | Neurobonkers | Big Think

Why open access makes sense | Neurobonkers | Big Think | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
On Monday Robin Osborne published a bizarre article in the Guardian: Why open access makes no sense. I've translated the commentary into a common sense reading with a satirical slant. 
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India suffers doubly due to lack of open access - University World News

India suffers doubly due to lack of open access - University World News | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Canadian scientists face conundrum with push to open-access journals

Canadian scientists face conundrum with push to open-access journals | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
It turns out that scientists are like pop music fans: They want access online to all their favourite material, but they have trouble paying for it. A new survey of Canadian scientists puts it a little more formally: “Researchers agree with principle, not cost, of open access,” it says in a headline.
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HEFCE announces Open Access policy for the next REF in the UK: Why this Open Access policy will be a game-changer.

HEFCE announces Open Access policy for the next REF in the UK: Why this Open Access policy will be a game-changer. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
With the final consultation period now over, the Open Access policy for the next REF has been released. Alma Swan looks at the rollout which requires the deposit of articles into repositories and f...
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When it comes to scientific data, sharing is caring

When it comes to scientific data, sharing is caring | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Data sharing is crucial to scientific progress, and can ensure that valuable research isn’t lost
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Open access to be a requirement for UK research funding | Jisc

Open access to be a requirement for UK research funding | Jisc | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Jisc today welcomed the announcement by Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Scottish Funding Council, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and the Department for Employment and Learning that from 2016 they will expect all articles submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), a system for assessing the quality of research, to be available by open access. 
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Softening of line on Open Access-only REF - Times Higher Education

Softening of line on Open Access-only REF - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Times Higher Education Softening of line on Open Access-only REF Times Higher Education Articles published in journals that do not comply with the UK funding bodies' stated open access policy will still be eligible for the next research excellence...
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UKCoRR Response to HEFCE's Open Access Policy for the Post-2014 REF | UKCoRR

Following their consultation in the summer of last year[1] HEFCE have released their policy on open access in the post-2014 REF process.  This is the th...
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Attacking academic values | Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Attacking academic values | Scholarly Communications @ Duke | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Worrying behaviour by NPG.

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The sheer scale of hybrid journal publishing | Open Access Working Group

The sheer scale of hybrid journal publishing | Open Access Working Group | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Sharing the results of publicly funded research
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Elsevier: bumps on road to open access

Elsevier: bumps on road to open access | Open is mightier | 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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The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: Informa (Taylor and Francis, Routledge) academic publishing profits up for 2013: 35% profit margin

The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: Informa (Taylor and Francis, Routledge) academic publishing profits up for 2013: 35% profit margin | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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We can't live with anything less than Open - PLoS Blogs (blog)

We can't live with anything less than Open
PLoS Blogs (blog)
The Open Access Button has mapped over 6,000 paywalls since it launched four months ago.
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Why librarians can't ignore data anymore | Kevin the Librarian

Why librarians can't ignore data anymore | Kevin the Librarian | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Learning about what is available to researchers with respect to subject specific or even general data repositories (as well as any fees that may apply) can go a long way towards steering them in the right direction.
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OATD Visual

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First birthday of Open Access Theses and Dissertations - some visualisations by country, language and field of study.

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Open must be affordable - Times Higher Education

Open must be affordable - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open must be affordable Times Higher Education We are grateful to members of the web community, including Peter Murray-Rust (“Blogger set on smoothing road to open access”, News, 27 March), who are working hard to enrich the data on open access...
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HEFCE Access Policy: The stick, the carrots and the bear trap

HEFCE Access Policy: The stick, the carrots and the bear trap | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
UK HEFCE Public Access policy is a shift in the landscape
After a one-year consultation, the four UK higher education funding bodies (HEFCE) have issued the first national policy to explicitly link public access with research evaluation. Any research article …
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Open Access: New York Public Library Makes 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Available Online, Free to Download and Use | LJ INFOdocket

Open Access: New York Public Library Makes 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Available Online, Free to Download and Use | LJ INFOdocket | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Wellcome Trust welcomes UK funding bodies' open access policy

Wellcome Trust welcomes UK funding bodies' open access policy | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The Wellcome Trust welcomes the policy statement from HEFCE and the other three UK higher education funding bodies that requires research outputs (journal articles and conference proceedings) arising from their funding to be made open access in order to be eligible for submission to the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework.
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UK open-access movement sways towards low-cost repositories

UK open-access movement sways towards low-cost repositories | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Higher-education funders encourage academics to archive copies of papers online (UK open-access movement sways towards low-cost repositories http://t.co/vDxY4fBoUf)...
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2014-New policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework - HEFCE

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Research datasets need to be easy to find if they are to achieve their potential impact.

Research datasets need to be easy to find if they are to achieve their potential impact. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The impact of research data is now of definitive importance for universities, funders and disciplines themselves. Similar to the wave of preprint repositories established for journal articles that ...
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Post publication peer-review: Everything changes, and everything stays the same - Scientific American (blog)

Post publication peer-review: Everything changes, and everything stays the same - Scientific American (blog) | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Post publication peer-review: Everything changes, and everything stays the same
Scientific American (blog)
Open Review is the much hyped tool from the academic social network ResearchGate.
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Wellcome Trust APCs: Towards a New [Open Access] Serials Crisis?

Wellcome Trust APCs: Towards a New [Open Access] Serials Crisis? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
With the APC rates charged by major publishers, who is being excluded from Open Access publishing as currently implemented by the major publishers in scientific/academic publishing?
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Discussing Open Access

Discussing Open Access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
… candidly, respectfully, constructively, open-mindedly, inclusively
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PeerJ's $99 open access model one year on - Times Higher Education

PeerJ's $99 open access model one year on - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Times Higher Education PeerJ's $99 open access model one year on Times Higher Education When, in 2012, a new open access biomedical journal with a peculiar name and a smirking blue monkey for a mascot announced that it would let academics publish a...
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