Academic Publishing

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Open Access, Library And Publisher Competition, And The Evolution Of General Commerce

Andrew Odlyzko | Cornell University Library | February 5, 2013

Discussions of the economics of scholarly communication are usually devoted to Open Access, rising journal prices, publisher profits, and boycotts. That ignores what seems a much more important development in this market... Read More »

Open Access: 'We No Longer Need Expensive Publishing Networks'

Rupert Gatti | The Guardian | November 8, 2012

Higher education institutions need to recognise the changing world of publishing, says Rupert Gatti – it's time for academics to take matters into their own hands Read More »

Open Access: Looking Back, Looking Forwards

Glyn Moody | Computerworld UK | December 5, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I spoke at a conference celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Berlin declaration on open access. [...] Read More »

Open Access: Springer Tightens Rules On Self-Archiving

Richard Poynder | Open and Shut? | June 25, 2013

Last month Danny Kingsley — Executive Officer of the Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) — highlighted a number of publishers that have recently changed their self-archiving (Green OA) policies. Amongst those named by Kingsley was Springer [...]. Read More »

Open Access: The $2,950 Book Review

Bob Nicholson | The Digital Victorianist | June 19, 2013

A few months ago I reviewed Leah Price’s latest monograph for the European Review of History. How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain explores nineteenth-century representations and perceptions of books and other printed objects such as newspapers and religious pamphlets. [...] Read More »

Open Ed’s Business Woes: Textbook Pioneer Flat World Knowledge To Revoke Free Access To Texts

Rip Empson | TechCrunch | November 6, 2012

This week, Campus Marketplace reported that Flat World Knowledge has been forced to drop its free access to textbooks. The decision was made largely because of the cost of supporting free access. In other words it was a business decision that many have or will face as part of the shift to open learning.

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Open Source Meets Textbook Publishing - Much Cash Freed Up

Richard Adhikari | LinuxInsider | August 22, 2013

What do you get when you take the open source approach and apply it to textbook publishing? Answer: a whole lot of happy students, thrilled at the chance to save a whole lot of cash... Read More »

Open, Free Access to Academic Research? This Will Be a Seismic Shift

David Willetts | The Guardian | May 1, 2012

Opening up access to academic research will put more data and power in the hands of the people who pay for it. Read More »

Open-Access Journals: A Perspective From Within

Jonathan Carroll | The Conversation | October 1, 2012

There’s an ongoing debate in the world of academic publishing about whether the public should be allowed open access to research publications we all pay for in the first place. Read More »

Openly Streamlining Peer Review

James Rosindell and William D. Pearse | | August 3, 2012

We are delighted to host our first guest post on Biologue  by James Rosindell and William D. Pearse  from Silwood Park, Imperial College London. They share their view on how we might improve peer review. Read More »

OSU Adopts University-Wide Open Access Policy

Staff Writer | Albany Review | June 25, 2013

Oregon State University has officially adopted an open access policy requiring faculty members to make their scholarly articles available for free through the digital repository [email protected] Read More »

Participating In The OAPEN Program

Andrew Pettinger | OUP Blog | October 23, 2013

I was recently invited by Oxford University Press (OUP) to have my book, The Republic in Danger, published on the online open access library OAPEN. After a few general questions, I happily accepted. Why? Read More »

Peer Review Is F***ed Up – Let’s Fix It

Michael Eisen | it is NOT junk | October 28, 2011

[...] The public has been trained to accept as established truth any science that has gone through the gauntlet of “peer review”. And any attempt to upend, reform or even tinker with it is regarded as an apostasy. But the truth is that peer review as practiced in the 21st century biomedical research poisons science. Read More »

Penguin Ebooks & The Research Works Act: Publishers Gain, Communities Lose

John Dupuis | ScienceBlogs | February 13, 2012

I was really angry riding home on the bus last Friday night. Not angry because the transit system here in Toronto is royally fudged in general or that transit to York University is fudged in particular. [...] It was the growing tendency of publishers of all sorts to try and take their works out of the public cultural commons and place them exclusively behind pay walls. Read More »

Persistent Myths About Open Access Scientific Publishing

Mike Taylor | The Guardian | April 17, 2012

A spate of recent articles in the Guardian have drawn attention to lots of reasons why open access to research publications is reasonable, beneficial and even inevitable. But two recent letters columns in the Guardian...have perpetuated some long-running misconceptions about open access that need to be addressed. Read More »