Category Archives: Open Access

Offical Pages for Plan S

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

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Historians of Economic Thought Illustrate Problems of Journal Rankings for Small Fields

Alberto Baccini, Professor of Economics at the University of Siena, points out difficulties posed for smaller academic disciplines, using the example of three history of economic thought journals now excluded from Journal Citations Report (JCR): There are dozens of open … Continue reading

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Open Science on Both Sides of the Atlantic

A helpful Open Science MOOC (core partners: Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation and the German National Library of Science and Technology): https://opensciencemooc.github.io/site/Resources/ 2. …& a brand new resource from the US National Academies: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25116/open-science-by-design-realizing-a-vision-for-21st-century

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California Joins Germany, Finland, & Others in Championing Journal Subscription System Change

The University of California system has issued a strong statement championing further development of open access publishing infrastructures, in the spirit of Germany’s Projekt DEAL and Finland’s “No Deal No Review“: It has become increasingly clear that the problem of … Continue reading

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The Movie You’ve Been Waiting For…

Coming September 2018 to NYC – October 9 to Rotterdam (Erasmus University, Netherlands) – is Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. Featuring interviews by academics and publishers alike. Trailer List of interviews filmed to date (nice to see Kamran Naim, my … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Grötschel Speaks Out on Scholarly Publishing

Dr. Martin Grötschel, President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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“Astroturfers” and Open Science 2020 Platforms

The European Commission (EC) has assigned Robert-Jan Smits as head of the “open science” envoy to the European Political Strategy Centre, according to the University World News. Smits’ strategic appointment, by EC President Jean-Claude Juncker, comes at a time of … Continue reading

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Nethlerlands Follows German Lead on Open Access

Interview with Dutch scientific publishing negotiator, Koen Becking: In the end we’re talking about taxpayer money, which should be used to the benefit of society.

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STS-L Update on STEM Preprint Repositories

From Emily Gari, University of Colorado at Boulder. Additional Reading Gari, E. (2017). STEM Preprint Repositories: Where Are They Now? Inside Science Resources. https://insidescienceresources.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/stem-preprint-repositories-where-are-they-now/

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What’s the Ado, in Plaintext

Two random occurrences yesterday made me aware that the discussion about bepress may seem abstract to some readers here in the Czech Republic or to those who are not librarians, unless you have the time to read through the literature … Continue reading

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