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Open access – is the UK leading the way?

Open access – is the UK leading the way? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text: "Novel scientific findings are disseminated via scientific journals. Currently, the scholarly publishing system has become dysfunctional and is in turmoil. The main reason is that the system was designed for the era of paper and print, not for the digital era."

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Analyzing the Performance of an Institutional Scientific Repository – A Case Study

From the abstract: "Institutional Repositories are information systems that allow preserving, storing and disseminating scientific knowledge produced in higher education and scientific research institutions. They increase the visibility and the citation level of the documents. They also contribute to minimizing negative
aspects like plagiarism of content because documents are exposed to peers in real time."

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Open-access deal for particle physics

Open-access deal for particle physics | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text: "The entire field of particle physics is set to switch to open-access publishing, a milestone in the push to make research results freely available to readers."

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Sustainability of Open Access Services

Sustainability of Open Access Services | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Report Phase 1 and 2: Scoping the challenge and consulting the stakeholders

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How to stay on top of open-access developments

How to stay on top of open-access developments | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text: "To follow new developments and commentary on open access to research, subscribe to one or more feeds from the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP)"

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The Open Access Debate

David Prosser, RLUK Director, discusses the open access status in the UK and talks about article processing charges (APCs).

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Ten years on from the Budapest Open Access Initiative: setting the default to open

Ten years on from the Budapest Open Access Initiative: setting the default to open | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
The Budapest Open Access Initiative: an international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the internet.
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Impact factor: researchers should define the metrics that matter to them

Impact factor: researchers should define the metrics that matter to them | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text: "The impact factor assumes that the most cited articles are the most influential, but influence is only one aspect of importance, say Victor Henning and William Gunn".

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Government invests £10 million to help universities move to open access

From the Press Release: "A £10 million Government investment announced today by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts will help universities with the transition to open access to publicly-funded research findings."

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A visualization of Gold Open Access options

A visualization of Gold Open Access options | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text: "To try and publicize the variety of Gold Open Access article publication options on offer, I’ve decided to create a visualization of the journal data that has previously been collected as part of my survey of ‘Open Access’ publisher licenses’ spreadsheet."

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SPARC and the World Bank Announce Open Access Week 2012 Kickoff Webcast – “Set the Default to Open Access”

SPARC and the World Bank Announce Open Access Week 2012 Kickoff Webcast – “Set the Default to Open Access” | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the press release: "SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank have announced they will co-sponsor the kickoff event for Open Access Week 2012 on Monday October 22nd in Washington, DC."

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Berlin 10 Open Access Conference Programme

Berlin Open Access Conference 2012 

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Berlin 10 Open Access Conference 2012- Call for posters

Submit an abstract to the Berlin 10 Open Access Confere

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Why are journals so expensive?

Why are journals so expensive? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text:"In the end, I told the student there were two main reasons why publishers charge so much for journal subscriptions"

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Stevan Harnad: How & why the RCUK Open Access Policy needs to be revised

Stevan Harnad: How & why the RCUK Open Access Policy needs to be revised | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

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Historians' organization issues statement calling for caution on 'open access'

Historians' organization issues statement calling for caution on 'open access' | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text: "Specifically, the statement says that the arguments for open access in the sciences (where most work is supported in part by federal funds) could soon be applied to the humanities (where most work is not supported with federal funds)."

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Ahmed Hindawi, founder of Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Ahmed Hindawi, founder of Hindawi Publishing Corporation | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text: "Founded in 1997, Hindawi Publishing Corporation was the first subscription publisher to convert its entire portfolio of journals to Open Access (OA). This has enabled the company to grow very rapidly and today it publishes over 400 OA journals. "

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Opening Access to Research

Opening Access to Research | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Peter Suber discusses about open access and the BOAI10 recommendations.

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Budapest Open Access Initiative reaffirmed and refreshed

Budapest Open Access Initiative reaffirmed and refreshed | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Richard Poynder interviews Alma Swan about the BOAI10 recommendations 

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Open by default: a proposed copyright license and waiver agreement for open access research and data in peer-reviewed journals

From the abstract: "Copyright and licensing of scientific data, internationally, are complex and present legal barriers to data sharing, integration and reuse, and therefore restrict the most efficient transfer and discovery of scientific knowledge."

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Major upgrade for the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP)

Major upgrade for the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text: "The Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) is starting a transition to TagTeam, a new and more versatile tagging platform. This is a significant improvement to the project"

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Moving towards an open access future: the role of academic libraries

From the press release: "London, UK (04 September, 2012) – In April, leading independent academic and professional publisher SAGE convened a roundtable in association with the British Library into the role of the academic library in an open access (OA) future. Chaired by publishing consultant Simon Inger and attended by an international panel of 14 senior librarians and other industry experts, the conclusions of this discussion have today been published in a report, “Moving towards an open access future: the role of academic libraries”."

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Tectonic movements toward OA in the UK and Europe

Peter Suber, SPARC Open Access Newsletter, 9/2/12

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World Bank Open Access Policy and Open Knowledge Repository

From the abstract: "The World Bank approved recently a new Open Access policy for its research outputs and knowledge products, effective July 1, 2012. The new policy formalizes the Bank's practice of making research and knowledge freely available online."

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Ensuring arXiv’s Future

From the press release:"arXiv, the free repository that has revolutionized the way scientists share information, is adopting a new governance and business model that will allow it to grow and succeed in the future."

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