open access (OA)

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

Mike Taylor | svpow.com | 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 »

U-M Collaborates On New Open Access Scientific Journal

Lynn Raughley | University of Michigan Library | April 25, 2013

A new online journal born of a multi-institutional effort, which includes U-M, is set to tackle issues of sustainability on two fronts. Read More »

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder Touts Bill That Would Make Research More Available During Kansas U Visit

Matt Erickson | Lawrence Journal-World | October 24, 2012

If taxpayers help fund scholarly research, U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder said Wednesday, then it ought to be free and available for anyone to see. Read More »

UC Now Paying For Open Access!

Staff Writer | The NIF Blog | October 30, 2012

Hot off the press, from the desk of the Chancellor we just received a note about open access publishing that I would like to celebrate and share. Read More »

UF Dissertations From 1934 To 2006 Being Digitized For Open Access

Press Release | University of Florida (UF) | September 11, 2013

The Digital Services Department of the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida is building a digital collection of about 12,000 dissertations written by doctoral graduates from 1934 to 2006. Read More »

UK Funder Explains Clamp-Down On Open Access Violators

Richard Van Noorden | Nature.com | April 9, 2014

Since 2006, the giant medical-research charity Wellcome Trust has asked the researchers it funds to make their articles free to read online. Last year, it turned up pressure on scientists to comply, or see their funding withheld.

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UK Government Earmarks £10m For Open Access Publishing [UK]

Geraint Jones | The Guardian | September 7, 2012

The money for scientists to publish their research in open access journals will come out of the existing science budget Read More »

UK House Of Commons Select Committee Publishes Report Criticising RCUK’s Open Access Policy

Richard Poynder | Open and Shut? | September 10, 2013

The House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee has today published a critical report on the Open Access (OA) policy introduced on April 1st by Research Councils UK (RCUK). Read More »

UK Open-Access Route Too Costly, Report Says

Richard Van Noorden | Nature | September 10, 2013

The UK government's favoured route to open-access publishing puts unacceptable strains on research budgets at a time of funding shortages, says a parliamentary report released today. It also calls for more transparency and competition in the costs of publishing research. Read More »

UK Research Funders Announce Grants For Open-Access Publishing

Richard Van Noorden | Nature | November 8, 2012

The United Kingdom’s research-funding agencies will together spend more than £100 million (US$159 million) over the next five years to help pay for taxpayer-funded research papers to be free to read, they announced today. Read More »

UNESCO Partners With Nature Education And Roche To Launch The World Library Of Science: A Free Online Science Education Resource

Press Release | UNESCO, Nature Education, Roche | November 7, 2014

UNESCO launched the UNESCO World Library of Science (WLoS), a newly created, free online science education resource for a global community of users. Developed through the joint efforts of UNESCO, Nature Education and Roche, the WLoS was created to give students around the world, especially those in disadvantaged regions, access to the latest science information as well as the opportunity to share their experiences and learning through discussion with their peers in a shared learning environment... Read More »

Unexpected Martyr For The Open-Access Movement

Jon Marcus | Times Higher Education | January 24, 2013

The suicide of a radical advocate of open access to academic research has elevated the topic to the forefront of conversation in the US, and could ultimately widen the availability of documents and prompt copyright reform. Read More »

Unintentional Benefits Of Open Access: The Broader Impact Of Making Publications Free

Atif Kukaswadia | PLOS.org | December 10, 2012

[...] But now we’ve moved into a world where everything is done electronically. Through the power of PubMed, Google Scholar and numerous others, you can obtain PDFs of many articles via your institution. And now, many of those articles are available under Open Access rules – so anyone can access them, regardless of academic affiliation. [...] Read More »

Universities Push Back Against Access Copyright Lawsuit

Stuart Woods | Quill & Quire | April 18, 2013

Students, educators, and librarians have come out strongly in opposition to the Access Copyright lawsuit launched earlier this month against York University. Read More »

University Libraries, Distinguished Innovator In Residence Program Promote Open Access [Virginia Tech]

Donal Murphy | Collegiate Times | October 10, 2012

After next week, students performing research may find it easier to get it published at Virginia Tech. Read More »