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Low citation gains via gold open access: study - Times Higher Education

Low citation gains via gold open access: study - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Low citation gains via gold open access: study
Times Higher Education
There may be a citation advantage to making research freely available, but not by publishing in “gold” open access journals, a study for the European Commission has suggested.
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Open and Shut?: Alexander Grossmann on the state of Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done?

Open and Shut?: Alexander Grossmann on the state of Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Open Access and Professional Societies

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Let's imagine that open access publishing becomes the norm. What will the implications be? One implication is that it will likely create significant pressure on professional societies, which will...
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Seven Propositions on Open Access | The Disorder Of Things

Seven Propositions on Open Access | The Disorder Of Things | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Their prestige (and the prestige of publishing with them even if that means not being returnable to research assessment exercises) should sustain them;. 3. Moreover, learned societies are not an ...
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All that's gold, may not glitter: the harsh reality of open access - The Conversation

All that's gold, may not glitter: the harsh reality of open access
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There are no highly rated open access journals in my field of research (International Relations) for example.
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open access as pedagogy.

open access as pedagogy. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
I've long preached the message of open access publication/sharing of student work via platforms like OA institutional repositories and Wikipedia as an unparalleled means to engage students and turn...
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Open and Shut?: Peter Suber on the state of Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done?

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Open and Shut?: Danny Kingsley on the state of Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done?

Open and Shut?: Danny Kingsley on the state of Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Open access: brought to book at last? - Times Higher Education

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Open access: brought to book at last?
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Mandates for free online access are popping up all around the world, but most relate exclusively to journal articles.
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Open communities bring the Open Access Button to life

Open communities bring the Open Access Button to life | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Running into a publisher’s paywall is one of the biggest daily frustrations that many in research tend to encounter. Students and health advocates David Carroll and Joe McArthur decided to take these dead ends and turn them into something useful.
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Open and Shut?: Heather Joseph on the state of Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done?

Open and Shut?: Heather Joseph on the state of Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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A Global View of Open Access – Part 2

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Part 2: The perspective from Brazil and the SCIELO open access portal This second posting in the series of blog articles on global views of Open Access comes from Brazil. I am very pleased to intro...
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Quick guide to 10 recent open access policy and positioning statements

Quick guide to 10 recent open access policy and positioning statements | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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EUROPA - Open access to research publications reaching 'tipping point'

EUROPA - Open access to research publications reaching 'tipping point' | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 August 2013 The global shift towards making research findings available free of charge for readers—so-called 'open access'—was confirmed today in a...
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Researcher Survey » OAPEN-UK

Researcher Survey » OAPEN-UK | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Survey report on findings of humanities & social science researchers of attitudes to open access
http://t.co/oLzQeRYLIW #oa #openaccess
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HEFCE, the State of Open Access in the UK and Post-2014 REF

HEFCE, the State of Open Access in the UK and Post-2014 REF | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
» HEFCE, the State of Open Access in the UK and Post-2014 REF | Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Lincoln
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Inside Higher Ed: Embargoes for Dissertations? - Times Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed: Embargoes for Dissertations? - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Inside Higher Ed: Embargoes for Dissertations?
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But some historians are upset about the proposal, which they say isn't needed and runs counter to the scholarly mission of sharing research findings.
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Improved open access research platform launched - University World News

Improved open access research platform launched - University World News | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Open and Shut?: Joseph Esposito on the state of Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done?

Open and Shut?: Joseph Esposito on the state of Open Access: Where are we, what still needs to be done? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Open is multiple, not defined. Attempts to focus the concept could exclude other economic models.

Open is multiple, not defined. Attempts to focus the concept could exclude other economic models. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Taking a humanistic, long view of the openness of scholarly material, Tim McCormick argues that the concept of 'open' is difficult to approach because it is essentially "that which can't be defined...
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Open Access and Its Enemies, Redux

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I don't have time to be doing this, but it's important. Making time is a state of mind -- as, claims Cameron Neylon, is 'Open': Being open as opposed to making open resources (or making resources o...
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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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