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A sneak-preview site for research hits a big milestone - The Boston Globe

A sneak-preview site for research hits a big milestone - The Boston Globe | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The history and future of arXiv.org as it passes 1 million uploads.
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Unravelling the true cost of publishing in open access

Unravelling the true cost of publishing in open access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Universities must continue to monitor and track the variety of associated spending related to journal publishing and access, argues Lorraine Estelle. Many universities are forecasting that their AP...
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Open Access Movement Broadens, Moves Forward: 2014 in Review - EFF

Open Access Movement Broadens, Moves Forward: 2014 in Review - EFF | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
It's been a mixed year for open access but we've seen some real victories and a steady march toward a comprehensive federal open access policy.
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Academic publishing and scholarly communication: a status report | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2015

Academic publishing and scholarly communication: a status report | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2015 | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The troubled present and promising future of scholarly communication
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Open Access FAQ | Authors Alliance

Open Access FAQ | Authors Alliance | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
by Pamela Samuelson and Molly Van Houweling, Authors Alliance Co-Founders. Last updated Oct. 20, 2014. What is “open access”? Who is adopting open
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Open Minds, Open Access - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Open Minds, Open Access - Inside Higher Ed (blog) | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open Minds, Open Access
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
If you're not quite sure what open access means, the best two-minute explanation was written by Peter Suber and he explains it well, if not in as much depth as in his book about it.
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Meeting considers how open access could address inequalities - Research Information

Meeting considers how open access could address inequalities - Research Information | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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A Pay-it-Forward Approach to Open Access Publishing: Interview with Neil Christensen of UC Press

A Pay-it-Forward Approach to Open Access Publishing: Interview with Neil Christensen of UC Press | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Neil Christensen is the director of digital development at the University of California Press (UCP). Prior to working at UCP, Christensen worked in business development and as...
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What is a publisher now? Opportunities for the post-Open Access era… | The Frankfurt Book Fair Blog

What is a publisher now? Opportunities for the post-Open Access era… | The Frankfurt Book Fair Blog | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Debunking six myths about open access scientific publishing | P2P Foundation

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California strikes a blow for research open access -- but pulls its punch - Los Angeles Times

California strikes a blow for research open access -- but pulls its punch - Los Angeles Times | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The idea underlying the open access movement in academia is a simple one: most scientific research is funded by the public through federal or state grants.
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The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: Dramatic Growth of Open Access September 30, 2014: some useful numbers for open access week

The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: Dramatic Growth of Open Access September 30, 2014: some useful numbers for open access week | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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IR You Open? How Institutional Repositories and Open Access Publishing Benefit Universities | Brain-Work

IR You Open? How Institutional Repositories and Open Access Publishing Benefit Universities | Brain-Work | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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There is always an option. Open access in the time of postdocalypse | Open Science

There is always an option. Open access in the time of postdocalypse | Open Science | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
There is a growing awareness of the fact that young researchers face difficulties in achieving their first permanent position in academia (if you are not familiar with this problem follow #postdocalypse hashtag on Twitter or read this post by Phil Jones). Usually, we are moving from one temporary project to another, and are always in the process of searching and applying for funding and positions. To have any chance in this pursuit we need publications because the number of published articles, t
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The Year 2014 in Open Access – a subjective review | Open Science

The Year 2014 in Open Access – a subjective review | Open Science | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open access is still growing; the number of its supporters is growing, along with their influence in many decisive bodies. On the other hand, people still cannot get access to works funded with public money.
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Dutch universities dig in for long fight over open access - Times Higher Education

Dutch universities dig in for long fight over open access - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Institutions ‘unbending’ on fee-free demand as talks with Elsevier resume
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Open access and the direction of travel in scholarly publishing

Open access and the direction of travel in scholarly publishing | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Recent moves by established journals to make research papers freely available signpost the direction of travel in academic publishing
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COAR » Major international associations reaffirm their support for immediate open access to research articles

COAR » Major international associations reaffirm their support for immediate open access to research articles | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Has open access failed? - OUPblog (blog)

Has open access failed? - OUPblog (blog) | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
At the Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing in Paris last month, Claudio Aspesi, Senior Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, raised an uncomfortable question.
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6 inspiring Open Access / Science events for your researchers (FOSTER) - Proud2Know

6 inspiring Open Access / Science events for your researchers (FOSTER) - Proud2Know | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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The Library of the 21st century, through its online repository, is transforming the role of academic publishing. Enabling access is what librarians do.

The Library of the 21st century, through its online repository, is transforming the role of academic publishing. Enabling access is what librarians do. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
    This is a weekly series highlighting Open Access Button users from around the world, discussing their work, and sharing their stories. If you would like to participate, please email o...
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Berlin Open Access Week Event for Generation Open

Berlin Open Access Week Event for Generation Open | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
In keeping with the theme of this year's Open Access Week of "Generation Open", this Berlin event is for Earlier Career Researchers and anyone else who is young at heart! 
It has a participative format that comprises:

Moderated un-conference where the audience talks and asks questions
Simple event theme, we picked “#OpenAccess – it’s up to all of us”
“Lightning talks” that anyone can give, 5 image slides in 5 minutes
Time to chat and mingle over a drink and something to eat
A cool venue 

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BioMed Central Launch Contest - "I Open Access"

BioMed Central Launch Contest - "I Open Access" | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open Access launch contest BioMed Central Springer Open Chemistry Central "Why I open access"
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Launching the new Open Access Button. Push Button. Get Research. Make Progress.

Launching the new Open Access Button. Push Button. Get Research. Make Progress. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The past 18 months has been incredible. We have gone from an idea to a really useful, workable bookmarklet which has helped track thousands of people running into paywalls. Our bookmarklet was grea...
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Pondering a solution to the problem of Learned Societies and the transition to open access

Pondering a solution to the problem of Learned Societies and the transition to open access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
One of the biggest problems faced in the transition to a pure open access environment for journals is that learned societies have become dependent upon subscription revenue to subsidise their activ...
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