July 2, 2015

Open Access: First Articles Published on F1000 Research

From a F1000.com Post by Adie Chan: At the start of this year, we announced our plans to develop a new project – F1000 Research – an attempt to create a new open access, open data publishing model within biology and medicine, with open and transparent peer review. Well, we’re pleased to announce that the […]

Open Access: European Research Council Announces Its Participation in UK PubMed Central

From the European Research Council: The European Research Council (ERC) announced [Friday] that it will participate in the UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) open access repository service, joining 18 existing UK and European funders.The ERC becomes the third European funder to join UKPMC, following Telethon Italy and the Austrian Research Fund. [Clip] The resource is managed […]

Open Access: Milestones: Public Library of Science (PLoS) Publishes Its 50,000th Research Articles

From The PLOS Blog: PLoS is delighted to announce that our 50,000th research article was recently published. To everyone who has contributed to this achievement – from our authors, editors, and reviewers to our staff, board, and advocates at large– we’d like to offer a well-deserved thank you. [Clip] We still have a lot of […]

Wiley Extends Open Access Option to Over 80% of Journals

From a Wiley Announcement: John Wiley & Sons  announced today that its open access option for individual journal articles, OnlineOpen, will be available to authors in 81% of the journals it publishes. OnlineOpen gives authors the option to publish an open access paper in their journal of choice where it will benefit from maximum impact. […]

Rachel Burley Named Wiley’s First VP/Director of Open Access, New Position Created to Lead OA Efforts

From Wiley: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today the creation of a new role to lead open access. Rachel Burley has been appointed to the position of Vice President and Director, Open Access. In this new role Rachel will lead all aspects of the growth and development of open access publishing at Wiley. Working […]

Wellcome Trust Strengthens its Open Access Policy

From The Wellcome Trust: The Wellcome Trust today announces that it will be strengthening the manner in which it enforces its open access policy with immediate effect. Failure to comply with the policy could result in final grant payments being withheld and non-compliant publications being discounted when applying for further funding. The Wellcome Trust is […]

Just Released Report: Researchers of Tomorrow (The Research Behaviour of Generation Y Doctoral Students)

Released today in the UK by JISC and the British Library. From a BL News Release with Highlights From Findings: Research students need more face-to-face and informal support tailored to their own subject area to help them embrace open web technologies and social media fully, according to the UK’s largest study of doctoral students commissioned […]

Conference Paper: Innovation and experimentation in scholarly publishing: Web 2.0 features in Open Access journals

The following paper will be presented at the upcoming World Library and Information Congress, 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly that will take place in Helsinki this August. Title Innovation and experimentation in scholarly publishing: Web 2.0 features in Open Access journals Author Maria Cassella University of Turin Source IFLA General Conference 2012 Web Site […]

UK: Open Access is the Future of Academic Publishing, Says Finch Report + Roundup of Reaction

Direct to Full Text of Finch Report (140 pages; PDF) Direct to Executive Summary of Finch Report (11 pages; PDF) From the News Release: The report of the Working Group chaired by Dame Janet Finch published on 18 June recommends a programme of action to enable more people to read and use the publications arising […]

New Report, Statistics: Green and Gold Open Access Percentages and Growth, by Discipline

Title Green and Gold Open Access Percentages and Growth, by Discipline Authors Yassine Gargouri Universite du Quebec a Montreal Vincent Larivière Universite du Quebec a Montreal Yves Gingras Universite du Quebec a Montreal Les Carr University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom Stevan Harnad Universite du Quebec a Montreal Source via arXiv Abstract Most refereed journal […]