open access (OA) publishing

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Frances Pinter On Knowledge Unlatched And The Evolution Of The Industry

Anne-Marie Green | Wiley | July 1, 2014

We recently spoke with Frances Pinter, founder of Knowledge Unlatched, a non-profit enabling sustainable Open Access book publishing. She is also the CEO of Manchester University Press...

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Hacking Open Access: Sustainable Publication For Humanities

Cristobal Cobo | Cristobal Cobo's Blog | October 30, 2014

Although the open access movement has been going strong for over 10 years in the areas of natural sciences and medical sciences, the humanities and social sciences have lagged behind. However, OA is not only an exclusive STEM approach anymore, the humanities are also considering how they can transition in this direction...

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Leukaemia & Lymphoma research Pledges To Make Its Research Open To All

Matthew Kaiser | Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research | September 3, 2014

Today, [Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research] teamed up with other leading UK medical research charities to support for open and unrestricted access to all of our research results...

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Making A Case For Open Access

Joseph Esposito | The Scholarly Kitchen | January 5, 2015

Depending on the audience, the case for open access (OA) varies. Opponents of intellectual property, for example, may favor OA simply on principle...

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Nature Publishing Group Builds On Success In China With New Open Access Journal

Press Release | Nature Publishing Group, Cell Research | November 18, 2014

Nature Publishing Group has cemented its partnership with the Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences (SIBS) by renewing the contract for Cell Research for a second time and by launching a new open access journal, Cell Discovery. Cell Discovery will be China's first broad-spectrum life science open access journal...

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New Resource Aims To Provide Quality Insight Into OA Resources

Sian Harris | Research Information | April 24, 2014

Ever since the concept of open-access journals began gathering steam, the question of journal quality has been an issue for sceptics and advocates alike. It has become a normal part of our daily lives to delete emails inviting submissions to a new open-access journal with obscure origins and questionable relevance to the email recipient.

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Next Steps In Reproducibility

Damian Pattinson and Virginia Barbour | PLOS | November 13, 2014

In last week’s Nature and Science, the outcome of a meeting convened by NIH, Nature, and Science to discuss the issue of lack of reproducibility in the basic science research literature was published...

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Nurturing Health Innovation In Africa: 13 Ways To Boost Research

Rachel Banning-Lover | The Guardian | September 3, 2014

...One continent-wide approach to investing in research in Africa will not suit the needs of every country. In 2009, approximately one third of all African scientists or people with engineering degrees were working and living abroad...

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Open Access And The Direction Of Travel In Scholarly Publishing

Stephen Curry | The Guardian | December 9, 2014

...As the world wide web has wrapped the globe in an ever-tighter network of connections, it has slowly transformed the look and feel of the place, unleashing torrents of data and changing our information culture in ways that we are still figuring out. In the world of research it is interesting to see how established publishers, who built successful businesses by selling journal subscriptions to readers, are bending themselves to fit into the new digital landscape...

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OpenCon: Students And Early-Career Researchers For Open Access, Open Education, And Open Data

Abby Clobridge | Information Today, Inc. | December 2, 2014

OpenCon, the first full conference for students and early-career researchers that’s focused on the open knowledge trifecta—open access (OA), open education, and open data—was anything but a typical event...

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Six Funders Working To Set Science Free

Tate Williams | Inside Philanthropy | December 3, 2014

Sharing information is easier than ever, but much scientific research remains maddeningly walled-off in publications charging thousands of dollars for access. Some prominent funders are part of a growing movement to make science more open...

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The Guard Dog. Who Keeps Watch For Fraudulent And Predatory Open Access Journals?

Hontas Farmer | Science 2.0 | December 23, 2014

The advent of open access (OA) publishing has lead to a proliferation of journals which offer a peer reviewed publication venue for a nominal charge...

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The Open Access Schism: Recapitulating Open Source?

Glyn Moody | ComputerWorld UK | September 4, 2014

...It seems that the open access world has just entered the schism phase that mirrors the similar split between those espousing "free software", and those who resolutely call it "open source."  This most recent development is captured in yet another brilliant contribution from the unofficial chronicler of the open access world, Richard Poynder...

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