open access (OA)

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Big Push For Open Access

Ry Rivard | Inside Higher Ed | February 25, 2013

New taxpayer-funded research must be made available to the public free of charge within a year of its publication, the Obama administration said Friday. Read More »

Bill Gates Joins Administration In Promoting Open Agricultural Data

Josh Hicks | Washington Post | April 29, 2013

Bill Gates on Monday joined top administration officials in promoting open access to agricultural data as a way to increase global nutrition and food security. Read More »

Biomimetic And Bioinspired Materials Enable New Healthcare Options, Reports Journal Of Biomedical Optics

Press Release | SPIE | September 30, 2014

The October issue of the Journal of Biomedical Optics will include a special section on biomimetic materials and their applications in disease diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment and toxin detection. Several papers including a guest editorial are open access in the SPIE Digital Library, published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics...

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BioOne and Dartmouth Collaborate with Other Leading Research Universities to Launch Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, a New Open-Access Scientific Journal

Press Release | BioOne, Dartmouth | October 23, 2012

October 23rd, 2012 – Washington, DC & Hanover, NH. BioOne and Dartmouth are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, a new open-access publishing program. Read More »

BIS Select Committee: Government 'Wrong On Gold Open Access'

Lisa Campbell | The Bookseller | September 10, 2013

The Business, Innovation and Skills select committee has criticised the government's preference for gold open access publishing over the five-year transition period to open access. Read More »

Biss Bill Seeks To Break Academic Journal Cartel

Bill Smith | Evanston Now | April 25, 2013

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) wants Illinois’ state universities to join the hundreds of institutions worldwide that have “open access” policies to make taxpayer-funded research available to the public at no cost. Read More »

Blockchain in Healthcare Today Debuts First Ensemble of Articles for Healthcare Industry

Press Release | Partners in Digital Health | March 27, 2018

The online peer review journal, Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), has published its first articles to augment the industry's knowledge-base. The announcement of the journal came last June, when the Founder of Partners in Digital Health, Tory Cenaj, announced the launch of a journal focusing exclusively on blockchain technology for the healthcare marketplace...Blockchain in Healthcare Today is an open-access publication that publishes methodologies, pilots, and scalable and sustainable blockchain deployments, exclusively, in the healthcare ecosystem. The Journal offers rapid, peer-review publication of research, commentary, and proof of concept for blockchain technology and related areas. No subscription fees are paid to view content or to subscribe/register with the journal.

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Book Review: Open Access

Rob Harle | Leonardo On-Line | August 2, 2012

This is a very important book, which, I suggest, is a must read for all scholars and researchers who publish their own work or consult the peer-reviewed published work of others––in other words, virtually all academics. Read More »

BRILL KON : Open Book Publishers Wins The IFLA/Brill Open Access Award

Press Release | Brill, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) | May 17, 2013

IFLA and Brill are pleased to announce that Open Book Publishers, Cambridge (United Kingdom) is the winner of the IFLA/Brill Open Access Award for initiatives in the area of open access monograph publishing. Read More »

British Columbia To Offer Free Textbooks Online [Canada]

Staff Writer | SFU | October 25, 2012

[British Columbia] will soon be the first province to offer students free, online, open textbooks for the 40 most popular post-secondary courses, the provincial government announced this month. Read More »

Bryn Mawr Adopts Open Access Policy For Faculty Scholarship

Staff Writer | Bryn Mawr | December 16, 2013

The faculty of Bryn Mawr College approved an open access policy that will enable their scholarly articles to be made available freely to the public. Read More »

Building Global Biodiversity Knowledge Through Open Access Data

Press Release | European Commission (EC) | December 4, 2013

An open-access platform to enable the integration of European and Brazilian biodiversity research tools has been developed through an EU-funded programme. The EUBRAZILOPENBIO [...] project, which was completed earlier this year, will help promote cross-border innovation and the sharing of best practice in a vitally important field of research. Read More »

Busting The Top Five Myths About Open Access Publishing

Danny Kingsley | The Conversation | July 11, 2013

Rather than lock up knowledge in costly journals, increasingly universities and governments are recognising that publicly funded research should be open to all. Read More »

California Lawmakers Put Open-Government Measure On Ballot

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times | September 11, 2013

California voters will get a chance next year to change the state constitution to make sure local government agencies provide open access to public records and meetings. Read More »

California Open Access Legislation Clears Latest Hurdle

David Knutson | PLOS Blogs | May 30, 2013

The House Assembly today passed the California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act (AB 609). Read More »