Open Access

EIFL OA workshops in Myanmar

(19 October 2017) EIFL will host workshops for open access (OA) working groups and librarians from three Myanmar universities that are adopting OA policies and setting up OA institutional repositories. The three universities – Yangon University of Economics, Yadanabon University and Yezin Agricultural University – will use the opportunity to finalize OA policy documents, ensure [...]

October 20, 2017 - 1:33 pm
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Knowledge Unlatched to open up its central platform for the funding of Open Access models

(5 October 2017, Berlin) Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is pleased to announce its transformation into a central Open Access (OA) platform. Through this platform, KU will support publishers and OA initiatives by managing the funding processes for their OA models. It will also provide libraries and funders all over the world with one central place where [...]

October 6, 2017 - 10:42 am
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Hindawi partners with the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation to develop open science tools

(4 October 2017) London-based, open access publisher Hindawi Limited announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) to develop open source publishing tools. Hindawi joins the Coko community’s work on the PubSweet framework, an open source platform for scholarly journals. Hindawi becomes the latest major partner in the [...]

October 6, 2017 - 8:21 am
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Wiley announces new Data Sharing and Citation policies to improve transparency in research

(14 September 2017, Hoboken, NJ)  John Wiley and Sons  today announced the launch of new data sharing and citation policies that will be implemented across all participating Wiley journals. Sharing data enables researchers to reuse experimental results and supports the creation of new work built on previous findings. These new policies will improve the efficiencies of [...]

September 16, 2017 - 5:43 pm
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South Asia Open Archives (SAOA)

(11 September 2017) Over the past year, a group of nearly 25 research libraries came together to create the new entity called the South Asia Open Archives (SAOA) — affiliated with the South Asia Materials Project (SAMP). The effort will establish a cooperative network among libraries from the US and across the Subcontinent, dedicated to creating a [...]

September 14, 2017 - 12:11 pm
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The Open Access Interviews: Justin Flatt on the Self-Citation Index

(6 September 2017) In a recently published paper, Justin Flatt and his two co-authors proposed the creation of the Self-Citation Index, or s-index writes Richard Poynder in his Open and Shut blog. The purpose of the s-index would be to measure how often a scientist cites their own work. This is desirable the authors believe [...]

September 7, 2017 - 1:56 pm
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Thesis Commons launched

(29 August 2017) The Center for Open Science (COS)  launched ‘Thesis Commons‘, a free, cloud-based platform for the submission, dissemination, and discovery of graduate and undergraduate theses and dissertations. It is built on an open-source infrastructure called the Open Science Framework (OSF) by which the authors can share their electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) easily and [...]

August 30, 2017 - 3:14 pm
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The Open Access Interviews: Rusty Speidel, The Center for Open Science

(29 August 2017) The Center for Open Science (COS) has announced today that six new preprint services have launched using COS’ preprints platform, taking the number of such services to 14. The announcement, says Richard Poynder,  comes at a time when we are seeing a rising tide of preprint servers being launched, both by for-profit [...]

August 30, 2017 - 3:01 pm
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Hindawi signs framework agreement with Max Planck Digital Library

(14 August 2017, London)  Hindawi today announced the signing of a framework agreement with Max Planck Digital Library that supports Max Planck researchers in publishing Open Access articles in Hindawi journals. The framework agreement covers all Article Processing Charges for an article submitted by a researcher working in a Max Planck research institute. Matt Green, [...]

August 21, 2017 - 4:56 pm
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Increasing the impact of open access in Indonesia: a universities consortium and 3 new Ambassadors

(17 August 2017) Important ties between Indonesia and DOAJ have been established. An ADRI consortium of more than 60 institutions has signed up as a DOAJ consortia member. The consortium is one of the biggest registered with DOAJ, reflected by the high amount of traffic and the number of new applications that DOAJ currently receives [...]

August 17, 2017 - 8:14 pm
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Survey findings suggest both individuals and institutions can do more to promote open science practices in India

(16 August 2017) How much have the open science movement’s practices and principles permeated researcher behaviour and attitudes in India? Arul George Scaria, Satheesh Menon and Shreyashi Ray have conducted a survey among researchers working across five different disciplines in India and reveal that more can be done to promote open science within its research institutions. [...]

August 17, 2017 - 7:56 pm
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Paying for open access: two new Open Access Journal Reports published by Knowledge Exchange

(16 August 2017) How are authors of journal articles paying Open Access fees or Article Processing Costs?  What is the administrative burden for authors? And do their research organisations have an accurate overview of all these payments? Knowledge Exchange has just published two new open access journal reports, both based on their recent study carried out among authors [...]

August 17, 2017 - 7:52 pm
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DPLA launches open-source Spark OAI Harvester

(16 August 2017) The Digital Public Library of America is launching an open-source tool for fast, large-scale data harvests from OAI repositories. The tool uses a Spark distributed processing engine to speed up and scale up the harvesting operation, and to perform complex analysis of the harvested data. It is helping DPLA to improve internal workflows [...]

August 17, 2017 - 4:04 pm
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Directory of Korea Open Access Journals

(29 July 2017) JURN.org notes the Directory of Korea Open Access Journals from the National Research Foundation of Korea. A little bit more here.

August 1, 2017 - 7:20 am
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IGI Global invites you to its Knowledge Dissemination Seminar in Beijing

(31 July 2017) Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Executive Editor of IGI Global, will present a complimentary educational seminar, The Changing Nature of Knowledge Dissemination and Management, on August 25th during the Beijing International Book Fair at the China International Exhibition Center. Learn how the academic community can ensure the credibility of all the scholarly and scientific [...]

July 31, 2017 - 11:05 am
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