Category Archives: Open Access

TIB Germany Launching Open Journal and Conference Services

TIB Open Publishing reaches a new stage in its development. Read more: Tullney, M. (2021). TIB becomes Major Development Partner of the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). https://blogs.tib.eu/wp/tib/2021/02/16/tib-and-pkp/

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Equitable Open Science

A brief summary of the dynamics of openness in the scholarly endeavor, with a reminder about the broader picture: [W]e must be especially sensitive to the ways in which open science policies may actually worsen existing inequalities, and make efforts to mitigate … Continue reading

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Experiments in Open Access Publishing: Community Efforts Work; Payoff=Learning & Access

Where have I been since July? I’ve been conducting two experiments in open access publishing, volunteering to be: Co-editor for Evidence Summaries at Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, a fully open journal hosted by the University of Alberta (Canada) … Continue reading

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UC Office of Scholarly Communications Provides Negotiation Toolkit to the Public

In a bold effort, the University of California Office of Scholarly Communications has created a toolkit for those negotiating with publishers. The toolkit, well-conceived and including specific UC examples, can assist anyone in approaching complex negotiations (not only with publishers) … Continue reading

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The “Open Access Wars”: An Academic Publishing Synopsis

Recent developments, including University of California developments, clearly explained together with a historical synopsis of the academic publishing industry: This is a story about more than subscription fees. It’s about how a private industry has come to dominate the institutions … Continue reading

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Interview with Randy Schekman about Plan S

Nature interviews open-access pioneer, Nobel Prize winner, and cell biologist Randy Schekman (UC Berkeley) about Plan S: There will be a shakedown in the business. Some journals will lose out. Publishing is not a static business — the advent of the … Continue reading

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Helpful Summary of Plan S Discussion Themes

There is enthusiasm and support for the overall goals of Plan S; however, there is also a great deal of concern about the implementation guidance and the very real possibility of negative unintended effects. Hinchliffe, L. J. (2019). “Taking Stock … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Presses: Projekt DEAL Signs Agreement with Wiley

From the press release: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JW-A and JW – B), a global leader in research and education, announced today a countrywide partnership agreement with Projekt DEAL, a representative of nearly 700 academic institutions in Germany. … Continue reading

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DORA Top 10 for 2018; London OA Community Spreadsheet

DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Advancement) has listed ten favorite advances made by the international research/researcher evaluation community for 2018. The London OA Community is attempting to make deciphering publisher open access (OA) policies easier, summarizing current problems in … Continue reading

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Offical Pages for Plan S

Just for the record, here are the official Science Europe pages for Plan S.

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