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Open Access publishing initiative, SCOAP3, to start on 1 January 2014 | CERN press office

Open Access publishing initiative, SCOAP3, to start on 1 January 2014 | CERN press office | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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CGIAR Consortium: now officially ‘Open Access’ / CGIAR

CGIAR Consortium: now officially ‘Open Access’ / CGIAR | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
A Global Agricultural Research Partnership
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The Open Access Button Launch Roundup

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After hundreds of hours, many sleepless nights and a whole lot of coffee on November 18th, the Open Access Button launched it's beta product. The Open Access Button is a tool designed to track and map paywalls, while ...
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Open access funds 'adequate', government maintains - Times Higher Education

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Times Higher Education Open access funds 'adequate', government maintains Times Higher Education The comments come in a response to an inquiry by the Commons Business, Innovation and Skills committee, whose final report in September questioned...
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The Open Access Button: Discovering when and where researchers hit paywalls - Scientific American (blog)

The Open Access Button: Discovering when and where researchers hit paywalls - Scientific American (blog) | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Scientific American (blog)
The Open Access Button: Discovering when and where researchers hit paywalls
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The first goal serves the larger scientific and open access community.
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Speech - Open Access to science and data = cash and economic bonanza - EU News

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Speech - Open Access to science and data = cash and economic bonanza
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The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, 10 years ago, recognised just that.
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Neelie Kroes speech.

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Push button for open access - The Guardian

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The Guardian Push button for open access The Guardian Rather than charging readers for access, through a dysfunctional market that generates rich pickings for large publishing corporations off the back of unsustainable prices rises, the move now is...
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The Wellcome Trust funds its first open access monograph, helping medical humanities reach wider audiences.

The Wellcome Trust funds its first open access monograph, helping medical humanities reach wider audiences. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The Wellcome Trust requires that research outputs which arise from their funding are made available in open access formats. This policy notably includes scholarly monographs. Today marks the first ...
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Open science: resources for sharing and publishing citizen science research - PLoS Blogs (blog)

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Open science: resources for sharing and publishing citizen science research
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Online data repositories are available to both professional and non-professional scientists.
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Not the Answer -- An Academic Carefully Assesses the Arguments for Open Access

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A long, thoughtful essay by a UK academic contemplating open access merits attention, for obvious and subtle reasons.
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Opinion: Open Access policies have hidden and not-so-hidden costs

Opinion: Open Access policies have hidden and not-so-hidden costs | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Since the end of the Second World War, university library collections have been built on the premise that information is expensive, hard to find, and difficult to use.
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Not sure about that first paragraph...!

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Open Science Collaboration Blog · It’s Easy Being Green (Open Access)

Open Science Collaboration Blog · It’s Easy Being Green (Open Access) | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Nice flow chart!

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Graham Parton's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:04 AM

Thanks to Rachel's scoop of this I've just come accross this diagram too - it really is a useful little reminder for those struggling with that first hurdle in putting their documents into open repositories: the "am I allowed to do this?" hurdle.

 

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Melissa Terras' Blog: I'm not going to edit your £10,000 pay-to-open-access-publish monograph series for you

Melissa Terras' Blog: I'm not going to edit your £10,000 pay-to-open-access-publish monograph series for you | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Green Open Access on the move | Open Science

Green Open Access on the move | Open Science | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Green Open Access (self-archiving) is a growing trend in publishing and disseminating research results. Almost every university and research institution now has its own repository for scientific articles.
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Onwubiko: Nigerian universities: Impact factor or mediocrity - The Guardian Nigeria

Onwubiko: Nigerian universities: Impact factor or mediocrity - The Guardian Nigeria | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Onwubiko: Nigerian universities: Impact factor or mediocrity The Guardian Nigeria Obviously to sacrifice individual work and publishing for more group work and attain greater quality papers, fewer impact factored papers would now be required for...
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An interesting defence of the Impact Factor from a Nigerian academic.

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Finch Group defends open-access evidence base - Times Higher Education

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Times Higher Education Finch Group defends open-access evidence base Times Higher Education The report's statement that a “clear policy direction” should be set in support of journal-provided gold open access was taken up by Research Councils UK,...
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Open access body needed 'to coordinate implementation' - Times Higher Education

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Times Higher Education Open access body needed 'to coordinate implementation' Times Higher Education The proposal is the main conclusion of the group's review, published on November 18, of progress in implementing its original June 2012 report,...
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Beyond Open Access: understanding science's closures - The Guardian

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The Guardian Beyond Open Access: understanding science's closures The Guardian If the late 1990s versions of open science were about opening up the processes of how we do and apply science for public scrutiny and discussion, then the more recent...
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Essay on impact of open access requirements on academic freedom | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on impact of open access requirements on academic freedom | Inside Higher Ed | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Post Open Access Sting: An Interview With John Bohannon

Post Open Access Sting: An Interview With John Bohannon | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
One month since Science Magazine published its exposé on the lack of peer-review in, and deceptive business practices of, many open access journals, investigative reporter, John Bohannon, responds ...
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Researchers 'should be given leeway' on open access - Times Higher Education

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Researchers 'should be given leeway' on open access Times Higher Education He told Westminster Higher Education Forum's Implementing Open Access Policy conference on 5 November that although the progress made in the UK on open access was worthy of...
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New Report from Netherlands: “Publishing in Open Access Increases Usage and Has no Effect on Book Sales” | LJ INFOdocket

New Report from Netherlands: “Publishing in Open Access Increases Usage and Has no Effect on Book Sales” | LJ INFOdocket | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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