December 14, 2017

Open Access: All-Time Top 10 Most Highly Accessed Articles Published in BMC Series Journals

You can review the complete list here of Top 10 (BMC Series) articles here. It was shared as part of BMC’s 15th anniversary celebration. The number one article on the list, “A new growth chart for preterm babies: Babson and Benda’s chart updated with recent data and a new format has been accessed more the […]

New Opinion Paper from Science Europe Calls for ‘Diamond Engagement’ around Open Access to High Quality Research Output

From Science Europe: A new Opinion Paper has been published today by Science Europe’s Scientific Committee for the Social Sciences. The publication, entitled ‘The Need for ‘Diamond Engagement’ around Open Access to High Quality Research Output’, addresses two audiences: scientists, especially those who have been traditionally more resistant to the OA approach, and policy makers. […]

New Open Access Policy: Free Access to More Than 22,000 Images of Collection Materials via Ransom Center Initiative

From The Harry Ransom Center: To lower barriers to use of its collections, the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has adopted an open access policy, removing the requirement for permission and use fees for a significant portion of its online collections believed to be […]

Emerald Group Publishing Announces Library and Information Science Journals Green Open Access Trial

From Today’s Announcement: Emerald Group Publishing, global publisher linking research and practice, today announces the launch of its Green Open Access, Zero Embargo trial, applicable for all mandated articles submitted to the company’s Library and Information Science (LIS) and selected Information and Knowledge Management journals. This change allows authors to deposit the post-print version of […]

Cambridge University Press Announces New Open Access Subscription Policy To Prevent Double-Dipping

From CUP: Cambridge University Press is launching a new policy to prevent charging both authors and subscribers for Open Access journal content (so-called double-dipping). [Clip] The new policy discounts 2016 subscription prices for journals that have received Open Access (OA) Article Processing Charges (APCs) from authors in the last full journal volume (that is, in […]

Open Access Policy Adopted by University of Iowa Libraries

From the Hardin Library For Health Sciences (U. of Iowa Libraries) Blog: On June 18, 2015 the University of Iowa Libraries adopted an Open Access Statement. Library staff will make their publications freely available and ensure long-term preservation and findability. Read the U. of Iowa Libraries Open Access Statement

Dutch Universities and SAGE Reach Agreement on Open Access

From VSNU: The Dutch universities and SAGE have established  an agreement on the much-needed transition to open access (OA). This unique agreement supports researchers by enabling them to publish OA in all SAGE-owned academic journals, ensuring high-quality peer-reviewed OA publishing is a more accessible option for researchers within the Netherlands. The costs of publishing in […]

OpenAIRE Portal Now Includes Over 11.5 Million Open Access Documents From Over 600 Data Providers

From OpenAire: OpenAIRE portal includes over 11.5 million open access documents from over 600 data providers. We had over 60 new data providers (repositories and journal aggregators) joining us this year and over 50 revalidated. The following are among the newest OpenAIRE data providers that contributed over one million new records: SCOAP3 Repository (CERN) with […]

New Research Article: “Amplifying the Impact of Open Access: Wikipedia and the Diffusion of Science”

The following article was posted yesterday on arXiv. An earlier version was presented in May 2015 at the 9th International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) in Oxford, UK. Title Amplifying the Impact of Open Access: Wikipedia and the Diffusion of Science Authors Misha Teplitskiy University of Chicago Grace Lu University of Chicago Eamon […]