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Academic publishing: free-for-all - The Economist

Academic publishing: free-for-all - The Economist | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Open-access publishers are also looking at new ways of doing business. Frontiers, for example, applies only minimal peer review.
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All that glitters is not gold: the fallacy of open access evangelism

All that glitters is not gold: the fallacy of open access evangelism | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
All-or-nothing open access evangelism perpetuates the problems of scientific publishing. Writing in the Guardian, one advocate has even suggested that publishing behind a pay-wall is immoral. That ...
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Wellcome Trust supports open access award programme - Wellcome Trust

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Wellcome Trust Wellcome Trust supports open access award programme Wellcome Trust The Wellcome Trust has joined with the Public Library of Science and Google to launch the Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) to recognise the use of scientific...
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Open access: four ways it could enhance academic freedom

Open access: four ways it could enhance academic freedom | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The power of funding alone should not be enough to override academic freedom, argues Curt Rice, nor does open access automatically skew the world of scholarship
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Overseas academics 'will have open access exemptions' - Times Higher Education

Overseas academics 'will have open access exemptions' - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Times Higher Education Overseas academics 'will have open access exemptions' Times Higher Education She suggested higher education could save money by avoiding the “duplicate effort” of requiring papers to be deposited in institutional repositories...
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RCUK changes open-access guidance yet again

RCUK changes open-access guidance yet again | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Research Councils UK has removed from its guidance on its open-access policy an exhortation for institutions and authors to make sure a “proper market in article fees” operates.
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Is open access the way forward for journal editors in the South?

Is open access the way forward for journal editors in the South? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
So my question, as a journal editor from the south, is what to do. Should we create mega journals? Is open access the way forward? Should we continue to write in Spanish and disconnect ourselves from
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Open access terminology needs to be employed accurately

Open access terminology needs to be employed accurately | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open-access terminology needs to be employed accurately, argues Cameron Neylon
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Open access for the people

Open access for the people | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
How to make research intelligible | Stephen Curry
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The Lancet to Launch Open Access Global Health Journal - AllAfrica.com

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The Lancet to Launch Open Access Global Health Journal
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The Lancet, the world's leading independent family of general medical and specialty journals, today announces the forthcoming launch of a new title, The Lancet Global Health.
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7 Ways Librarians Can Participate in Open Access/Source/Education Communities - iLibrarian

7 Ways Librarians Can Participate in Open Access/Source/Education Communities - iLibrarian | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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SciELO announces open access eBook collection from Brazil

SciELO announces open access eBook collection from Brazil | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Last Fall, I wrote about the SciELO ebook collection  for Open Access Week.  I just received this official press release announcing the collection of 300 open access ebooks from Brazil.  The press ...
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Open-access policy scrapes the barrel

Open-access policy scrapes the barrel | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
A disastrous open-access policy lashes the promise of the digital age to an outmoded buggy of a model
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Opening Up Access to UK Research: Gold, Green and Shades of Grey

Opening Up Access to UK Research: Gold, Green and Shades of Grey | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
UK university research is world-class. Second-only to the United States for high quality research; UK researchers produce 1 in 4 of the most cited arts and humanities articles ; the UK has produced over 100 Nobel laureates.
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Scholarly publishing should be set free – but not a free-for-all - EducationGuardian.co.uk

Scholarly publishing should be set free – but not a free-for-all - EducationGuardian.co.uk | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
EducationGuardian.co.uk Scholarly publishing should be set free – but not a free-for-all EducationGuardian.co.uk The gold route would shift the financial burden (because academic publishing has to be paid for somehow) from journal subscribers to...
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Open access is the future for Africa’s science media

Open access is the future for Africa’s science media | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Ann McKechin MP: Open Access - Breaking the Monopoly of Large Academic Publishers: ePolitix.com

ann mckechin mp writes about about the business, innovation and skills committee inquiry into open access in academic publishing.
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Elsevier and Mendeley: Why the Science-Journal Giant Bought the Rebel Start-Up

Elsevier and Mendeley: Why the Science-Journal Giant Bought the Rebel Start-Up | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Elsevier has two reasons to buy Mendeley. One is to squash it: to destroy or coöpt an open-science icon that threatens its business model.
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Will open access to research achieve transparency? Your responses, please - The Guardian

Will open access to research achieve transparency? Your responses, please - The Guardian | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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The UK's minister for universities and science has taken a special interest in open access to journal articles.
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French scholars say ‘oui’ to open access

French scholars say ‘oui’ to open access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Senior humanities and social science academics come out in support of move to ‘take knowledge out of silos’
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The Real Digital Change Agent - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Real Digital Change Agent - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
MOOCs get the marquee billing. But open access has far greater potential to transform society, and to save colleges money in the process.
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Universities pay thrice for open access: Durham v-c

Universities pay thrice for open access: Durham v-c | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Christopher Higgins details academy’s cost burden to Booksellers Association conference
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Teaching about Open Access Without Saying "Open Access"

Teaching about Open Access Without Saying "Open Access" | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Do you know anyone who, full of misconceptions about open access, has a knee-jerk negative reaction to discussions of open access?  I certainly do.  Correcting the misconceptions that float around ...
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Hundreds of Articles Disappear as Publisher Changes Model from Open Access to Toll Access

Hundreds of Articles Disappear as Publisher Changes Model from Open Access to Toll Access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The publisher EUROJOURNALS has apparently decided to change its publishing model from open access to toll access. This Seychelles-based publisher -- which is included on my list of predatory publis...
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Developing countries to get access to 12,000 online research books - SciDev.Net

Developing countries to get access to 12,000 online research books - SciDev.Net | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
A global academic publishing company is making more than 12,000 research books available free online to low- and middle-income countries.
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