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New 'open access' journal on stem cell research by Cell Press

Editor | News-Medical.Net | October 25, 2012

Cell Press is delighted to announce that it has been chosen by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) to publish its new Open Access journal 'Stem Cell Reports'. Read More »

Nurturing The Open Access Ecosystem

Marina Kukso | PLoS | September 13, 2012

In the last post of a short series reflecting on the Getting in the Access Loop webinar organised by the Humanitarian Centre, HIFA2015 and PLOS, Marina Kukso discusses the challenges faced by the Open Access movement as it comes of age. Read More »

Open Access Scientific Publishing is Gaining Ground

Editor | The Economist | May 4, 2013

At the beginning of April, Research Councils UK, a conduit through which the government transmits taxpayers’ money to academic researchers, changed the rules on how the results of studies it pays for are made public. From now on they will have to be published in journals that make them available free—preferably immediately, but certainly within a year. Read More »

Open access to scientific knowledge has reached its 'tipping point'

Devon Hanel | OpenSource.Com | October 7, 2013

A recent study funded by the European Commission and undertaken by analysts at Science-Metrix, a Montreal-based company that assesses science and technology organizations, has concluded that half of all published academic papers become freely available in no more than two years. Read More »

Open Access – Still to Have Its Google Moment

Byron Russell | Publishing Technology | January 15, 2016

As searches are centred on words – and not IP licence type, a problem is immediately created for providers of Open Access content. Ask any Open Access publisher, and they will tell you that one of their biggest challenges – if not the biggest – is discoverability. And here the most popular search engines are only partially helpful...If a researcher is specifically looking for Open Access content, as will increasingly be the case, they can of course go to a directory (Archie again!) such as DOAJ, but that is far from exhaustive and is not even fully searchable – it lists over 10,700 journal records, but only 6,800 are searchable at article level.

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Researcher Posts Protected Papers to Protest Journal Paywalls

John Bohannon | Science Insider | September 27, 2013

A prominent critic of scientific journals that charge subscriptions to read government-funded research results has launched a high-profile protest by posting five copyrighted Science papers on his personal website. Read More »

Sage launches open access Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

Press Release | Healthcare News | May 25, 2013

SAGE has announced the launch of a new international open access journal, the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM). Read More »

SAGE's Open Access Medicine And Engineering Journals: Now Open For Submissions

Press Release | EurekAlert! | October 24, 2012

SAGE today announced that all three of their latest open access journals are now open for submissions – SAGE Open Medicine, SAGE Open Medical Case Reports and SAGE Open Engineering. Read More »

Should All Academic Research Be Free And What Wikipedia Can Teach Us About Publishing

Kalev Leetaru | Forbes | June 14, 2016

Last month the European Union offered a bold and striking call for all scientific literature to be made available to the world free of charge. Many questions remain regarding how such a vision can be made into reality, especially where the funding for such a mandate will come from. Such calls, happening amidst a sea change in the open access debate, offer a powerful moment of reflection into why the vast majority of scholarly research is still walled off from the public that largely pays for it...

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South American SciELO Open Access Site

Richard Van Noorden | | October 22, 2013

Researchers and publishers are gathering this week in São Paulo, Brazil, to celebrate a quietly subversive open-access publishing project. The occasion: the 15th anniversary of SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) Read More »

Springer Renews Its Commitment to Open Access

Springer Business Media Staff | Information Today | July 16, 2013

Springer Science+Business Media announced that the influence of its open access (OA) journals has increased over the past year. Read More »

The Future Of Open Access: Why Has Academia Not Embraced The Internet Revolution?

Kalev Leetaru | Forbes | April 29, 2016

More than any other technology, the web has revolutionized access to the world’s information, putting everything from recipes to encyclopedias to books to news at the fingertips of anyone with an internet connection anywhere on the planet. The web’s role in democratizing access to global information has made it a poster child for the power of technology to advance society. Read More »

The Next Decade for 'Creative Commons'

Creative Commons just celebrated its 10th birthday. If you go to their web site you can see the "Annual Report from Creative Commons", which highlights many of its accomplishments over the past decade. They have also posted a document entitled "The Future of Creative Commons" that lays out a roadmap for moving forward through the next decade. Read More »

Time For Research And Action

Anne Radl | PloS | July 9, 2012

In the first of a short series of posts, Anne Radl reflects on the Getting in the Access Loop webinar run last month by the Humanitarian Centre, HIFA2015 and PLoS. Read More »

UK’s open access (OA) policies have global consequences

Danny Kingsley | The Conversation | September 17, 2013

...The UK has sought to be a leader in making publicly-funded research openly available but has taken a very different approach to Australia and even the European Commission. Read More »