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Nature Publishing Group buys into open access publisher - Nature.com (blog)

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Nature Publishing Group buys into open access publisher Nature.com (blog) Academic editors can commission special topics around particular subjects; apart from regular CC-BY open access articles at fees of between €770 ($1,006) and €1,600 ($2,090),...
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The progressive erosion of the RCUK open access policy ...

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Here's a timeline of what's happened with the RCUK's open access policy (with thanks to Richard Van Noorden for helping to elucidate it). March 2012: draft policy released for comment. As I noted in my submission, it was ...
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Big Push for Open Access - Inside Higher Ed

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Yahoo! News (blog) Big Push for Open Access Inside Higher Ed The NIH's openness is now the default across the federal government, said Heather Joseph, the executive director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, or SPARC, a...
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Open and Shut?: Open Access: A Tale of Two Tables

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In an article published recently by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, Colin Macilwain concludes “If the open-access story started as a battle between open-access advocates and publishers, it seems to have ...
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Open Access Creative Commons licences for Cambridge Journals « CJO « Cambridge Journals Blog

Open Access Creative Commons licences for Cambridge Journals « CJO « Cambridge Journals Blog | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Cambridge University Press has announced today that articles in its Open Access journals can be published with A Creative Commons Attribution licence ('CC-BY').
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Wiley extends open access license choice ...

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Wiley will be changing the choice of licensing arrangements available to authors in its open access publishing program. Wiley's open access publishing program includes Wiley Open Access, society partner open access ...
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Creative Commons and Open Access to Scholarly Works

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This paper explores the question of the use of Creative Commons (CC) licenses in scholarly works, focusing on journals and books and the intersection between Creative Commons and open access to scholarly works.
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Willetts 'should have done open-access homework' - Times Higher Education

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Willetts 'should have done open-access homework' Times Higher Education The remark by James Wilsdon, professor of science and democracy at the University of Sussex, came after confirmation that the cost-benefit analysis carried out by the...
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The tale of the open access 'ugly duckling' | Open Scholarship

The tale of the open access 'ugly duckling' | Open Scholarship | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
It is often assumed that the Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines is the open access' ugly duckling' lagging far behind the Science, Technology and Medicine collective. Whilst this may be true in terms of the pure ...
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Can we have open data without open access? | Open Economics

Can we have open data without open access? | Open Economics | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The Open Economics Working Group of the Open Knowledge Foundation – Identifying best practice as well as legal, regulatory and technical standards for open economic data
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High price of gold: How early career researchers will suffer - Times Higher Education

High price of gold: How early career researchers will suffer Times Higher Education Early career researchers and other "poor" academics may be disadvantaged under the gold model of open access, evidence submitted to the Lords Science and Technology...
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Africa must use digital libraries - Mail & Guardian Online

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Africa must use digital libraries
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We harvest, curate and aggregate open access research from institutional repositories worldwide. Through our library, scholars can search and download research material in one place at no cost.
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Continental drift: important open access developments in the UK and US

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Last Friday was a big day for open access — it felt like a kind of transition.
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Naming Conventions For Institutional Repositories: Lessons from CORE

Naming Conventions For Institutional Repositories: Lessons from CORE | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The CORE (COnnecting REpositories) Project Whilst preparing a follow-up post on institutional repositories I started to explore the data which has been collected by the JISC-funded CORE project. Th...
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Peers lament open access 'confusion' - Times Higher Education

Peers lament open access 'confusion' Times Higher Education The lack of clarity over Research Councils UK's new open access policy is “unacceptable” and government ministers should learn lessons from the confusion, according to a House of Lords...
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Open Access Academic Journals: Go for Gold?

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The world of academic publishing stands at a crossroads with public institutions demanding open access to publicly funded research. Dominic Burbidge explores the difficulties that stand in the way. (Academic open access: what is to be done?
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Congress opens door to US open access - Times Higher Education

Congress opens door to US open access Times Higher Education The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act, introduced into both houses of Congress on Thursday, would halve the current 12-month maximum embargo required by the National...
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NISO Launches New Initiative to Develop Standard for Open Access Metadata and Indicators - National Information Standards Organization

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Summary – Open Access Chat – Feb 2013 « #uklibchat

Summary – Open Access Chat – Feb 2013 « #uklibchat | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
@LibWig: See #openaccess in a number of guises – we learned about green and gold routes on my masters course; the author pays model etc – others had also learned about these routes through library courses.
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PeerJ leads a high-quality, low-cost new breed of open-access publisher - The Guardian (blog)

PeerJ leads a high-quality, low-cost new breed of open-access publisher - The Guardian (blog) | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) PeerJ leads a high-quality, low-cost new breed of open-access publisher The Guardian (blog) As a result, while the world's leading open-access journal, PLOS ONE, is able to be financially self-sustaining by charging an article...
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For New Ideas in Scholarly Publishing, Look to the Library - Chronicle of Higher Education

For New Ideas in Scholarly Publishing, Look to the Library - Chronicle of Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) For New Ideas in Scholarly Publishing, Look to the Library Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) The prices of monographs and journals won't plummet; library budgets won't suddenly be flush with...
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