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Sussex Research Hive: The Accessibility of Open Access: A Valid Route for New Researchers?

Sussex Research Hive: The Accessibility of Open Access: A Valid Route for New Researchers? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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New open access publishing model praised for audacity, but sustainability concerns remain @insidehighered

New open access publishing model praised for audacity, but sustainability concerns remain @insidehighered | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Open and Shut?: Interview with Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories

Open and Shut?: Interview with Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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WHO commits to open access by joining Europe PubMed Central - Wellcome Trust

WHO commits to open access by joining Europe PubMed Central - Wellcome Trust | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
WHO commits to open access by joining Europe PubMed Central Wellcome Trust The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will become a member of the open access repository Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC), joining 25 other life...
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Why scientists should stop publishing - University World News

Why scientists should stop publishing - University World News | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Why scientists should stop publishing
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Using an open access archive system as the primary way of communicating and evaluating science instead of peer reviewed academic journals may be an answer.
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New resource aims to provide quality insight into OA resources - Research Information

New resource aims to provide quality insight into OA resources - Research Information | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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The Open Access Button to crowdfund Button 2.0

The Open Access Button to crowdfund Button 2.0 | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22 2014 Contact: openaccessbutton@medsin.org LONDON, UK – The Open Access Button is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise £20,000 to support the develo...
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OATD Visual

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First birthday of Open Access Theses and Dissertations - some visualisations by country, language and field of study.

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Open must be affordable - Times Higher Education

Open must be affordable - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open must be affordable Times Higher Education We are grateful to members of the web community, including Peter Murray-Rust (“Blogger set on smoothing road to open access”, News, 27 March), who are working hard to enrich the data on open access...
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HEFCE Access Policy: The stick, the carrots and the bear trap

HEFCE Access Policy: The stick, the carrots and the bear trap | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
UK HEFCE Public Access policy is a shift in the landscape
After a one-year consultation, the four UK higher education funding bodies (HEFCE) have issued the first national policy to explicitly link public access with research evaluation. Any research article …
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CAS Goes Open Access - Asian Scientist Magazine

The Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China will require research articles to be deposited into open access repositories.

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The Embargoes Don't Work: The British Academy provides the best evidence yet - PLOS Opens

The Embargoes Don't Work: The British Academy provides the best evidence yet - PLOS Opens | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The debates today on implementing Open Access pivot around two key points. The first is the perceived cost of a transition to a fully funded Open Access publishing environment. The second is the question of delaying access to copies of …
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Study highlights academic journal publication models in Brazil and Spain

Study highlights academic journal publication models in Brazil and Spain | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Brazil and Spain have a commanding profile in academic output in their respective regions, and possess great potential in the field of scholarly publishing. Notwithstanding the differences in the history of scientific ...
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Let's shine a light on paywalls that deny open access to scientific research - The Guardian (blog)

Let's shine a light on paywalls that deny open access to scientific research - The Guardian (blog) | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Let's shine a light on paywalls that deny open access to scientific research
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Reviewing scientific literature can be a bit like trying to negotiate a maze with the lights turned off.
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Try DIY, not green or gold open access - Times Higher Education

Try DIY, not green or gold open access - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Times Higher Education Try DIY, not green or gold open access Times Higher Education Gold open access typically requires the payment of an article fee of up to $5,000 (£3,000): a figure beyond the reach of numerous researchers, not only in the UK...
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Elsevier journals -- some facts

A little over two years ago, the Cost of Knowledge boycott of Elsevier journals began. Initially, it seemed to be highly successful, with the number of signatories rapidly reaching 10,000 and inclu...
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The cost of academic publishing | Open Access Working Group

The cost of academic publishing | Open Access Working Group | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Sharing the results of publicly funded research
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India suffers doubly due to lack of open access - University World News

India suffers doubly due to lack of open access - University World News | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Canadian scientists face conundrum with push to open-access journals

Canadian scientists face conundrum with push to open-access journals | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
It turns out that scientists are like pop music fans: They want access online to all their favourite material, but they have trouble paying for it. A new survey of Canadian scientists puts it a little more formally: “Researchers agree with principle, not cost, of open access,” it says in a headline.
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HEFCE announces Open Access policy for the next REF in the UK: Why this Open Access policy will be a game-changer.

HEFCE announces Open Access policy for the next REF in the UK: Why this Open Access policy will be a game-changer. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
With the final consultation period now over, the Open Access policy for the next REF has been released. Alma Swan looks at the rollout which requires the deposit of articles into repositories and f...
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