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Four Ways Open Access Enhances Academic Freedom

Curt Rice | The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) | April 30, 2013

Are politicians stealing our academic freedom? Is their fetish with open access publishing leading to a “pay to say” system for the rich? Will the trendy goal of making publicly financed research freely available skew the world of scholarship even more in the direction of the natural sciences? I don’t think so. But it took me a while to get there. Read More »

Open Data Helps Citations

Abby Olena | TheScientist | October 9, 2013

A study has shown that papers with publicly available data are more likely to be cited than papers with unavailable data. Read More »