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Wikipedia Vs. Academic Papers – A Middle Ground

Matthew Todd | Intermolecular | January 29, 2012

We’re trialling an experiment until the end of February. Can we assemble a review of an area of science on a wiki, allowing anyone to contribute, and then publish that in a peer-reviewed academic journal? (early description of this on G+) Read More »

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Explains Its Mission To Be Mainstream

Jemima Kiss | The Guardian | July 23, 2013

Wikipedians plan more outreach for teachers, better tools for developers and simpler editing tools to increase their audience Read More »

Wiley Launches New Open Access Journal: Immunity, Inflammation And Disease

Press Release | Wiley, Wiley Open Access | March 4, 2013

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today the launch of a new open access, interdisciplinary journal providing rapid publication of cutting-edge research across the broad field of immunology. Read More »

Will Obama’s New $100m Brain Mapping Project Be Open Access?

Jonathan Gray | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | April 4, 2013

On Tuesday President Obama unveiled a new $100 million research initiative to map the human brain. Read More »

Will Open Access Revolutionize Academic Publishing?

Jay McNair | Melville House | April 5, 2013

“Major players in the world of commercial scholarly publishing have little shame,” says Bryn Geffert, librarian at Amherst College and the man behind the new Amherst College Press. Read More »

Will The RIO Journal be the Most Open Scientific Publication?

A large amount of scientific research is published in scientific journals, and there has been a lot of debate around offering open access to these articles, along with the underlying data, software, and methods. There is a new journal that launched recently with the goal of going beyond traditional scientific publishing by encompassing all outputs of the research cycle. What does this mean? The RIO Journal (Research Ideas and Outcomes) is launching with the goal of publishing a number of things not currently published, in addition to more conventional outputs on a single collaborative platform. This includes things such as project proposals, data, methods, workflows, software, project reports, and research articles.

Willetts 'Should Have Done Open-Access Homework'

Paul Jump | Times Higher Education (THE) | February 14, 2013

Ministers should avoid making policy "on the basis of their summer reading lists", a senior sector figure has cautioned. Read More »

Wolters Kluwer Health Announces Impact Factor Gains Across Its LWW Journal Portfolio And Medknow Open Access Titles

Press Release | Wolters Kluwer Health (WKH) | July 15, 2013

Wolters Kluwer Health announced impact factor gains across its prestigious Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) journal portfolio and Medknow open access titles with the release of the latest Impact Factor (IF) scores and specialty rankings [...]. Read More »

Wolters Kluwer Health Transitions The Journal Medicine To Fully Open Access, Broad-Based Biomedical Title In 2015

Press Release | Medicine, Wolters Kluwer Health (WKH) | February 5, 2014

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, today announced that Medicine, one of the most respected and frequently cited journals in general medicine, will transition to an open access publication from a subscription-based model. Read More »

World Bank And SPARC Announce Open Access Week 2012 - Liveblog & Webcast

Staff Writer | World Bank | October 22, 2012

Open Access Week, now in its sixth year, is a global event which promotes Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank co-sponsored the kickoff event for Open Access Week 2012 in Washington, DC. Read More »

World Bank Open Knowledge Repository Introduces Mobile-Friendly Design

Staff Writer | World Bank | January 23, 2014

In keeping up with the rapid growth in mobile usage worldwide, the World Bank just relaunched the Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)—its open access portal to its publications and research—on an upgraded platform specifically optimized for mobile use. Read More »

World Bank Promotes Open Data In Myanmar

Clarice Africa | FutureGov | June 27, 2013

More than 120 members from civil society organisations, research institutes and government ministries participated in the recent “Open Development” workshop organised by the World Bank, as part of its on-going efforts to encourage the use of publicly accessible data and research [...] to tackle development challenges. Read More »

Worldwide Open Access Week

Karyn Hinkle | BGC Library Blog | November 5, 2012

Just as Hurricane Sandy headed for New York, Worldwide Open Access Week was observed in the last week of October. Read More »

Yoder Promotes Open Access To Tax-Funded Research

Tim Carpenter | cjonline.com | October 24, 2012

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder stood alone among the Kansas congressional delegation Wednesday as sponsor of legislation requiring research funded by federal agencies be made available to the public within six months of publication in a scholarly journal. Read More »

‘Game-changing’ new option is Open Access Week highlight for optics and photonics publisher

Press Release | SPIE | October 22, 2012

Journal editors are expressing enthusiastic support for a new open access option announced recently by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Read More »