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Calling open access academic book publishers: How authors and ...

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Reputation, professional copyediting and promotion; academics gain a lot from working with a professional publisher but there's no need to go it alone to go open access. Martin Weller writes that there are lots of ways to go ...
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2 ways open access can radically reform science communication

2 ways open access can radically reform science communication | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
What's really at stake with open access is the chance to radically reform the way that we communicate the results of science. That was my answer when MyScienceWork asked me to describe in one sentence the opportunity that open access represents.
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Making Science Public » The end of journals? Open access, impact and the production of knowledge...

Making Science Public » The end of journals? Open access, impact and the production of knowledge... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Under direction from the government, there is a drive to make publicly funded research open access; that is, if you go to the website where the journal article resides, non-subscribers will not be met by a page asking you to ...
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Opening the Humanities Part 2: Contexts | Digital Scholarship in the Humanities...

Opening the Humanities Part 2: Contexts | Digital Scholarship in the Humanities... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Rather, most academics publish scholarly works in order to make a visible contribution to the scholarly conversation, build their scholarly reputation, and ultimately secure tenure or promotion. Typically ...
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As Hybrid Open Access Grows, The Scholarly Community Needs Article-level OA Metadata

As Hybrid Open Access Grows, The Scholarly Community Needs Article-level OA Metadata | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
With OA gaining momentum and hybrid and full OA policies becoming more common, article-level metadata and other standard approaches are necessary to facilitate discoverability. Continue reading &ra...
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Open Access: HEFCE, REF2020 and the Threat to Academic Freedom

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The Government is pushing academic publishing to a 'pay-to-say' model in order to achieve open access to publicly funded research; This 'gold' route to open access, which levies Article Processing Charges, (as proposed in ...
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Open Access to Scientific Research Can Save Lives - Chronicle of Higher Education

Open Access to Scientific Research Can Save Lives - Chronicle of Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open Access to Scientific Research Can Save LivesChronicle of Higher Education (subscription)Without open access, Jack Andraka would not have been able to retrieve and read scientific publications on the Web, even if he had been able to locate them.
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Managing the transition to open access: a role for intermediaries? - Wellcome Trust

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Wellcome TrustManaging the transition to open access: a role for intermediaries?
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Open Access Publishing: the complete RHM blog series « The Berer ...

Open Access Publishing: the complete RHM blog series « The Berer ... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
... Access and how far has it spread? Since the launch of the Open Access Initiative in Budapest in 2002, sponsored by the Open Society Institute, its proponents have sought to keep momentum in the academic, publishing and political spheres towards...
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List of Open Access Economics Journals

List of Open Access Economics Journals | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
A list of open access economics journals (i.e. economics journals with free articles). The list may include some journals which are partially open access (with most articles being available for free).
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We need to talk about open access

We need to talk about open access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Last week I spoke on open access at the annual conference of Research Libraries UK (RLUK).
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COAR » euroCRIS and COAR join forces building up a mutual partnership

COAR » euroCRIS and COAR join forces building up a mutual partnership | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Elsevier’s new “open access” terms: so near, yet so far

Elsevier’s new “open access” terms: so near, yet so far | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
I hope it’s clear to anyone who’s been reading this blog for a while that I do try to be fair to Elsevier (and indeed to everyone). Although I’ve often had occasion to be critical... (New on SV-POW!
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What does it cost to publish a Gold Open Access article? - Sauropod ...

What does it cost to publish a Gold Open Access article? - Sauropod ... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of concern in some corners of the world about the Finch Report's preference for Gold open access, and the RCUK policy's similar leaning. Much of the complaining has focussed on the cost of Gold OA ...
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Universities should sink their resources into publishing partnerships ...

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For the academic publishers this is big business. The global market for professional, social science and humanities publishing was worth around $10 billion in 2010. In the UK alone, universities spent £112million on journal ...
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A Christmas List of Open Access Gifts – No Money Necessary

A Christmas List of Open Access Gifts – No Money Necessary | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
“Twinkling colored lights are nice and so are plastic Santas and reindeers and nativity scenes, but let me tell you something. There’s nothing like the sight of a beautiful, black-as-pitch ra...
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Finch access plan unlikely to fly across the Atlantic - Times Higher Education

Finch access plan unlikely to fly across the AtlanticTimes Higher EducationFelice Levine, executive director of learned society the American Educational Research Association, told the Academy of Social Science's Implementing Finch conference last...
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Open access: Stakes are high at the debates over the future of scholarship - Aljazeera.com

Open access: Stakes are high at the debates over the future of scholarship - Aljazeera.com | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Aljazeera.comOpen access: Stakes are high at the debates over the future of scholarshipAljazeera.comA few years ago, I had a terrific student in my final-year undergraduate module at the University of Leeds.
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Carat and stick: no hard targets for gold open access - Times Higher Education

Carat and stick: no hard targets for gold open accessTimes Higher EducationResearch Councils UK has insisted it will not punish universities that publish a lower proportion of gold open access papers than it envisaged in its allocation of block...
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A scientist calls for open access to research publications

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Marcus Hanwell discusses becoming what Peter Murray-Rust termed "scholarly poor," a highly qualified scientist essentially shut out of the scientific process due to the academic paywalls in place.
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ALPSP: at the heart of scholarly publishing: Open Access eBooks ...

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Open access ebooks have historically been overlooked in favour of their journal big brother. But as Eelco Ferwerda, Director at Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN), made clear in his morning session at ...
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Build Your Own Open Access Journal: An Interview with Rob Walsh ...

Build Your Own Open Access Journal: An Interview with Rob Walsh ... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
This is the seventh interview in a series, Digital Challenges to Academic Publishing, by Adeline Koh. Each article in this series features an interview with an academic publisher, press or journal editor on how their organization ...
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Open access to knowledge will boost Africa's development - University World News

Open access to knowledge will boost Africa's development - University World News | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open access to knowledge will boost Africa's developmentUniversity World NewsSecondly, Stellenbosch University has established a comprehensive service for hosting and publishing open access academic journals online.
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NeuroDojo: Academic publishers need better defenders

NeuroDojo: Academic publishers need better defenders | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Academic publishers need better defenders. A new article by Alexander Brown in The Guardian tries to argue that scientific publishers do add value to research manuscripts. But Brown does not help the publishers' cause.
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Open access: why academic publishers still add value

Open access: why academic publishers still add value | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Alexander Brown stands up for publishers, justifying their costs and explaining how they help move science forward...
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