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Markets versus Dialogue: The debate over open access ignores competing philosophies of openness.

Markets versus Dialogue: The debate over open access ignores competing philosophies of openness. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open access arguments operate within a privatised university sector, where the market serves to maximise the production and distribution of knowledge. John Holmwood looks at how the debate over ope...
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Ten Years in, Open Access Initiative Sees Limited Use - AllAfrica.com

Ten Years in, Open Access Initiative Sees Limited Use - AllAfrica.com | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Ten Years in, Open Access Initiative Sees Limited Use AllAfrica.com Rome — Ten years after the launch of a programme offering developing nations free or low-cost access to food and agricultural research, thousands of organisations have registered,...
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IDS publishes 47 years of key titles into its digital repository - Institute of Development Studies

IDS publishes 47 years of key titles into its digital repository - Institute of Development Studies | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Institute of Development Studies IDS publishes 47 years of key titles into its digital repository Institute of Development Studies This cross institutional programme focuses on seven themes spanning energy, gender, impact evaluation, innovation,...
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The future of open access research and publishing – live chat

The future of open access research and publishing – live chat | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Join our panel of experts Friday 25 October from 12-2pm BST to debate peer review, pay models, quality control and corruption
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Supporting Open Access Week

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A look at the work we are doing to support UK universities and publishers adopt open access policies.
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Open access: six myths to put to rest

Open access: six myths to put to rest | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open access to research is still held back by misunderstandings repeated by people who should know better, says Peter Suber
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Excellent myth-busting from Peter Suber.

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Top-down mandates and advocacy will help institutional repositories continue to enhance open access content and delivery.

Top-down mandates and advocacy will help institutional repositories continue to enhance open access content and delivery. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Institutional repositories (IRs) can sometimes be perceived as a low-impact method of open access delivery. Neil Stewart explains how the rapidly changing scholarly communications ecosystem stands ...
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How did the UK government manage to spoil something as good as open access?

How did the UK government manage to spoil something as good as open access? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
There are still serious flaws to the UK government's policy on open access, argues Frederick Friend, particularly in how it has prioritised a system with article processing charges (APCs) as the ma...
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Paywalls Are Creating a Knowledge Aristocracy, Says Teen Cancer pioneer ... - The Next Web

Paywalls Are Creating a Knowledge Aristocracy, Says Teen Cancer pioneer ... - The Next Web | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Paywalls Are Creating a Knowledge Aristocracy, Says Teen Cancer pioneer ...
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What does that say about the world of academic publishing, the flow of information and the accessibility of knowledge, when Harvard can't afford it?
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What Does It Mean To Become An Open Access Journal?

What Does It Mean To Become An Open Access Journal? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Following an earlier interview with Eva Erman on editing the open access journal Ethics & Global Politics, another set of enlightening responses on academic publishing. This time with Professor...
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Open access publishing hoax: what Science magazine got wrong

Open access publishing hoax: what Science magazine got wrong | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The sting operation on publishers doesn't point to the real crisis, says Curt Rice – the meltdown of the peer review system
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I Do Not Want an Initiative, I Want Open Access - PLoS Blogs (blog)

I Do Not Want an Initiative, I Want Open Access - PLoS Blogs (blog) | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
PLoS Blogs (blog) I Do Not Want an Initiative, I Want Open Access PLoS Blogs (blog) It wasn't until last semester that I met Rodrigo at one of the Berkeley Student Co-ops, the first other undergraduate that was just as passionate in advocating for...
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Hard Evidence: is open access working?

Hard Evidence: is open access working? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
According to Peter Suber open access is academic literature which is “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions".
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Problems in Open Access: we need regulation in the broken market « petermr's blog

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Wellcome Library launches open access fund for Library users - Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Library launches open access fund for Library users - Wellcome Trust | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Wellcome Library launches open access fund for Library users Wellcome Trust Anyone with peer-reviewed work accepted for publication that draws significantly on the Library's collections is eligible, if they do not already have access to funds to...
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Why is grey literature not open access?

Why is grey literature not open access? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
In case you didn't already know, this week is Open Access Week. To celebrate, this week's post is by Belinda Thompson,  a PhD Scholar in the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the Australian Natio...
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The death of the academic book and the path to Open Access - The Conversation

The death of the academic book and the path to Open Access - The Conversation | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The death of the academic book and the path to Open Access
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Australian university presses have an important role of providing access to scholarly works for non-academic readers.
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The politics of open access

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Open access to research literature has grown rapidly over the last few years. We are now at a stage where a significant proportion of published research - 50% of journal articles published in 2011 ...
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Open access and Creative Commons licensing: copyrights, moral rights and moral panics

Open access and Creative Commons licensing: copyrights, moral rights and moral panics | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
There is still widespread confusion over copyright and open licensing in relation to academic research outputs. Anne Barron addresses the uncertainty by disentangling the four regimes of authors' r...
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Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences: An Edited Collection

Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences: An Edited Collection | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Managing Editor Sierra Williams announces the launch of the Impact blog's first eCollection, Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Over the next week we will feature a var...
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Interview: Sarah Kendzior on Open Access in Academia - TADWEEN PUBLISHING

Interview: Sarah Kendzior on Open Access in Academia - TADWEEN PUBLISHING | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Tadween Publishing interviewed Sarah Kendzior, a researcher and op-ed columnist for Al Jazeera English, about the growth of the open...
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Berlin 11 satellite conference encourages students and early stage researchers to influence shift towards Open Access

Berlin 11 satellite conference encourages students and early stage researchers to influence shift towards Open Access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open access policy discussions have tended to favour the involvement of established academic leaders, but what about the voices from those set to inherit the future of scholarly communication? Nick...
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Generation gap in authors' open access views and experience, survey reveals - Phys.Org

Generation gap in authors' open access views and experience, survey reveals - Phys.Org | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Generation gap in authors' open access views and experience, survey reveals
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John Wiley & Sons today announced the results of its 2013 author survey on open access, with over eight thousand respondents from across Wiley's journal portfolio.
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