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Free Access to Scientific Papers Should be Default by 2020

Free Access to Scientific Papers Should be Default by 2020 | iBB | Scoop.it

EU research ministers have published a commitment to make “open access to scientific publications as the option by default by 2020.” The decision was taken during a meeting of the Competitiveness Council, which is made up of ministers from the EU’s member states. In addition, ministers agreed “to the best possible reuse of research data as a way to accelerate the transition towards an open science system.” Click on title to learn more.

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Predatory Publishing: Beall´s List

Predatory Publishing: Beall´s List | iBB | Scoop.it

"Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers: This is a list of questionable, scholarly open-access publishers. We recommend that scholars read the available reviews, assessments and descriptions provided here, and then decide for themselves whether they want to submit articles, serve as editors or on editorial boards.  The criteria for determining predatory publishers are here."

Miguel Prazeres's insight:

"In a time when everyday we are invited to publish research in Open Access journals, checking Beall's list is imperative"

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