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World's research funders launch open-access action plan - Nature.com (blog)

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World's research funders launch open-access action plan Nature.com (blog) The structure of academia and the research communities, the landscape of publishers, and the funding of research and publications vary from country to country … specific...
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The Genius and the Soil: Open Access and the Politics of Information

The Genius and the Soil: Open Access and the Politics of Information | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
*The following article was originally published in the April-May 2013 edition of [Red Pepper](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Pepper_(magazine)) (Issue 189).* Who can share what on the internet? T...
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Easy steps towards open scholarship

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Knowing how and where to share your research may still seem a daunting task given the variety of channels. Ross Mounce, Community Coordinator for Open Science at the Open Knowledge Foundation, pres...
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Challenges for learned societies in the transition to Open Access publishing | Euroscientist Blog

Challenges for learned societies in the transition to Open Access publishing | Euroscientist Blog | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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UK wide survey of academics spotlights researchers’ reliance on open access : JISC

UK wide survey of academics spotlights researchers’ reliance on open access : JISC | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
A major survey of UK Academics released today examines the attitudes of researchers and practitioners working within higher education. It sheds light on their behaviours, including their reliance on digital technologies, the Internet and open access.
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Libraries to debate open access | The Bookseller

Libraries to debate open access | The Bookseller | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City
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Academic publishing: free-for-all - The Economist

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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

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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

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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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Wellcome Trust extends open access policy to include scholarly monographs and book chapters | Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust extends open access policy to include scholarly monographs and book chapters | Wellcome Trust | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The Wellcome Trust today announces that it is to extend its open access policy to include all scholarly monographs and book chapters written by its grantholders as part of their Trust-funded research.
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ASAP Awards: Rewarding and acknowledging novel uses of Open Access ... - PLoS Blogs (blog)

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Those of you who know PLOS know that PLOS is a big advocate of Open Access – making research and findings available to everyone.
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Open access is not enough; we must learn how to communicate our research to make it truly accessible

Open access is not enough; we must learn how to communicate our research to make it truly accessible | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open access debates have long been fostered by science disciplines but to make open access work truly powerful, we must make the same push for quality research presented in an accessible manner, wr...
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Open access 'waiver' schemes encouraged by government - Times Higher Education

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Times Higher Education Open access 'waiver' schemes encouraged by government Times Higher Education The Royal Society of Chemistry's “gold for gold” scheme, under which researchers get credit to pay open access fees equal to the cost of their...
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Open Access vs. neocolonialism? - Semantico

Open Access vs. neocolonialism? - Semantico | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open Access is – if not exclusively then at least overwhelmingly - a positive force for scholarly communities in the developing world.
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The SV-POW! open-access decision tree

The SV-POW! open-access decision tree | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
As part of the progressive erosion of RCUK's initially excellent open-access policy, barrier-based publishers somehow got them to accept their "open-access decision tree", which you can now find on...
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Science Europe denounces 'hybrid' Open Access | Open Knowledge Foundation

Science Europe denounces 'hybrid' Open Access | Open Knowledge Foundation | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
This is an extremely timely & important document that clarifies what governments and research funders should expect during the transition to open access. Unlike the recent US OSTP public access policy which allows ...
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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

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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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