Academic Journals

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Review Of Open Access In Economics

Ross Mounce | Open Knowledge Foundation | October 30, 2012

Ever since BioMed Central (BMC) published its first free online article on July 19th 2000, the Open Access movement has made significant progress, so much so that many different stakeholders now see 100% Open Access to research as inevitable in the near future. Read More »

Riled Up By Elsevier’s Take-Downs? Time To Embrace Open Access

Alex O. Holcombe | The Conversation | December 12, 2013

The publishing giant Elsevier owns much of the world’s academic knowledge, in the form of article copyright. In the past few weeks it has stepped up enforcement of its property rights, issuing “take-down notices” to, where many researchers post PDFs of their articles. Read More »

RIP, Aaron Swartz, And Why Open-Access Matters

Karla Starr | Psychology Today | January 15, 2013

Last week, 26-year-old Aaron Swartz hanged himself. Swartz was a champion of open everything: open access code, open access journals, and fought for a utopian version of the internet. In that utopian version of the internet, people have access to information, and freedom of speech trumps SOPA and other draconian copyright laws... Read More »

Scientific Articles Accepted (Personal Checks, Too)

Gina Kolata | New York Times | April 7, 2013

The scientists who were recruited to appear at a conference called Entomology-2013 thought they had been selected to make a presentation to the leading professional association of scientists who study insects. Read More »

Scientific Data Should Be Shared: An Open Letter To The ARC

Alex O. Holcombe and Matthew Todd | The Conversation | September 26, 2012

Science (real science, not the summaries in popular books and the media) is needlessly closed to the outside world. Worse, it is closed within itself, with every lab its own silo, and little sharing of data or materials. Read More »

Scientists Are 'Less Inclined To Do The Tough Experiments' For Open Access Journals

Zulfikar Abbany | DW | May 2, 2013

As chief editor of the journal "Nature Medicine," Juan Carlos López knows his company has to change as the open-access model of publishing research papers takes hold. But he questions the quality. Read More »

Search/Find Open Access Scholarly Articles, Reports Using New iOS Apps From CORE Project

Gary Price | infoDOCKETT | May 9, 2012

The CORE (COnnecting REpositories) Project comes from the Knowledge Management Institute at The Open University in the UK. Read More »

Springer To Collaborate With Scion On Open Access journal

Press Release | Scion, Springer Science+Business Media, New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science | January 17, 2013

New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science will join the SpringerOpen portfolio Read More »

The Cost of Knowledge: Open Sourcing and the ‘Academic Spring’

James Appleton | | May 7, 2012

Academic publishing in the UK has conventionally been channelled through by a small number of companies who maintain high fees for journal subscriptions. But as open source software continues to provide high quality free alternatives for autodidacts and beyond, the lifespan of this model is increasingly being called into question.  Read More »

The Lancet Launches Free, Open-Access Online Global Health Journal

Tom Paulson | Humanosphere | June 25, 2013

pre-eminent biomedical science journals and arguably the leading research publication focused on global health, has launched its first ever free, open-access journal – devoted to covering global health. Read More »

Those Who Publish Research Behind Paywalls Are Victims Not Perpetrators

Chris Chambers | The Guardian | January 23, 2013

Labelling scientists who publish in traditional journals as 'immoral' only hinders the cause of open access publishing Read More »

To Make Open Access Work, We Need To Do More Than Liberate Journal Articles

Dan Cohen | Wired | January 15, 2013

In the days since the tragedy of Aaron Swartz’s suicide, many academics have been posting open-access PDFs of their research. It’s an act of solidarity with Swartz’s crusade to liberate (in most cases publicly funded) knowledge for all to read. Read More »

Top 10 Medical Research Trends To Watch In 2013

Margaret Anderson | Huffington Post | January 11, 2013

Congress has pushed the date of the "sequester" off another two months, delaying the prospect of automatic 8.2 percent cuts in the budgets of NIH, FDA, and other federal science programs. But a sequester (or other cuts) could still happen. [...] Read More »

Tutorial 19c: Open Access Definitions And Clarifications, Part 3: A Brief Note On Platinum/Diamond

Mike Taylor | | November 18, 2012

As we saw last time, the appeal of the Gold route to open access is that the publisher does the work of making the article freely available in an obvious, well-known place in its final typeset format. Conversely the appeal of the Green route is that it doesn’t cost the author or her institution any money. Read More »

Tutorial 19f: Open Access Definitions And Clarifications, Part 6: Open Access That Comes And Goes

Mike Taylor | | November 27, 2012

The best open-access publishers make their articles open from the get-go, and leave them that way forever. (That’s part of what makes them best.) But it’s not unusual to find articles which either start out free to access, then go behind a paywall; or that start out paywalled but are later released; or that live behind a paywall but peek out for a limited period. Read More »