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Open-access platform Libre launched - Times Higher Education

Open-access platform Libre launched - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Times Higher Education Open-access platform Libre launched Times Higher Education Three academics are to launch a new open-access platform that they hope will allow researchers to wrest control of peer review from journals and remove academic...
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SEO Analysis of Institutional Repositories: What’s the Back Story?

SEO Analysis of Institutional Repositories: What’s the Back Story? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Over a year ago, following a staff appraisal, I agreed to become more involved in supporting the development of institutional repositories - an important area of work for UKOLN and JISC. Following ...
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Why open access makes no sense

Why open access makes no sense | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
There can be no such thing as free access to academic research, says Robin Osborne in Debating Open Access essays – research is a process that universities teach and charge for
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Open Access and the looming crisis in science

Foundation essay: This article on the open access and science by Björn Brembs is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation in the UK.
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Monographs and book chapters must become a larger part of the open access landscape

Monographs and book chapters must become a larger part of the open access landscape | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The Wellcome Trust's open access policy, which requires funded research publications be made openly available, now extends to scholarly monographs and book chapters and additional funds will be pro...
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The bottom line is that journals cost money

The bottom line is that journals cost money | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open access is a utopian pipe dream, says Richard Hoyle (Open access is a utopian pipe dream. The bottom line is that journals cost money. Agree?
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Open access: the view from the library - Semantico

Open access: the view from the library - Semantico | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
In the wake of the Finch report last year, the UK government gave unequivocal support to gold Open Access. So how are libraries coping with the turmoil?
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Open access inaction

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Jack Stilgoe: From time to time, it's important to pause the bureaucratic debate about open access and recognise how stupid scientific publishing is
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Picture emerges over 'gold' open-access allocations - Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education Picture emerges over 'gold' open-access allocations Times Higher Education Ray Kent, director of research, business and innovation at De Montfort University, said that institutions seemed to be publishing in “green”...
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G8 science ministers endorse open access - Times Higher Education

G8 science ministers endorse open access - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Times Higher Education G8 science ministers endorse open access Times Higher Education “We share the intention, therefore, to continue our cooperative efforts and will consider how best to address the global promotion of increasing public access to...
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The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: Open access is global unrestricted access

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Open-access initiatives to benefit the academy

Open-access initiatives to benefit the academy | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
A variety of schemes would allow the academy to reclaim control of its knowledge and labour, says Steffen Böhm
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Busting the top five myths about open access publishing - The Conversation

Busting the top five myths about open access publishing
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Second, researchers can publish in their preferred journal and then place a copy of it in an open access repository.
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Why Robin Osborne makes no sense

Why Robin Osborne makes no sense | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Robin Osborne, professor of ancient history at King's College, Cambridge, had an article in the Guardian yesterday entitled "Why open access makes no sense". It was described by Peter Coles as "a s...
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Academics: Ask not what Open Access can do for you, but what it can do for your disciplines

Academics: Ask not what Open Access can do for you, but what it can do for your disciplines | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Arguments for and against Open Access tend to focus on the needs of individual academics. Samuel Moore argues instead that advocates should spend more time emphasising how Open Access might benefit...
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Open access on the conference circuit

Open access on the conference circuit | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Having devoted a fair number of the words on this blog to open access over the past year and a half, I have found myself invited to an increasing number of meet
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Debating Open Access (July 2013) - British Academy

Debating Open Access (July 2013) - British Academy | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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A collection of 8 articles.

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

Open and Shut?: Where are we, what still needs to be done? Stevan Harnad on the state of Open Access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Making the case for open access books - The Guardian

Making the case for open access books - The Guardian | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Making the case for open access books
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Open book: new publishing models are spreading from journals to academic monographs. Photograph: Jan Stromme/Getty Images. A policy requiring open access to academic books?
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Some problems with hybrid open access | Sauropod Vertebra ...

Some problems with hybrid open access | Sauropod Vertebra ... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
SV-POW! ... All sauropod vertebrae, except when we're talking about Open Access.
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Green open access can work for the humanities

Green open access can work for the humanities | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Transition is both desirable and inevitable, Gabriel Egan argues
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