Tag Archives: open access

iGroup partners with Hindawi in Asia and Oceania

Hong Kong, 12 July 2017. iGroup is partnering with Hindawi Limited, one of the largest fully open access publishers. Effective immediately all of Asia and Oceania will be covered by iGroup. “iGroup aims to lead the change in open access publishing in the region,” says Mr. Pote Lee, the founder and CEO of iGroup. “We […]


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iGroup partners with Knowledge Unlatched in Asia and Oceania

(27 June 2017, Hong Kong) iGroup is partnering with Knowledge Unlatched (KU), a global initiative in which publishers and libraries collaborate to make books from the Humanities and Social Sciences freely available to readers around the world. Effective immediately all of Asia and Oceania will be covered by iGroup. “KU is the leading initiative in […]


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Open Access publishing in China

(23 June 2017) Following rapid development in the economy and huge investment in R&D, China is now widely recognised as one of the leading countries of the world in terms of the number of published journals and scientific articles. In 2015, there were over 10,000 journals in China, of which 4983 (49.76%) were in Science […]


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Fair Open Access Principles for journals

(23 June 2017) That scholarly communication should be “Fair” is an increasingly common concept for both data and research outputs more widely, including the F.A.I.R. framework which articulates a set of specific principles to enhance the discoverability, use and impact of Australia’s research outputs. Mark Wilson and Alex Holcombe describe another specific use of Fair: the Fair […]


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Asia OA

(10 June 2017) Asia OA is a special forum hosted by COAR in which members of the Asian open access community can share information, meet each other and build relationships. It has a mailing list and organizes meetings to facilitate greater exchange beyond national boundaries. This community is dedicated to people working in the academic […]


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Asia Open Access Regional Survey

COAR has published a new report, Asia Open Access Regional Survey (9 June 2017) The report presents the results of a survey of open access activities in Asia undertaken in early 2017. The continent of Asia is rapidly increasing in prominence on the world stage, both in terms of R&D as well as scientific production. […]


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Taylor & Francis partners with Chinese Academy of Sciences to support access to research in China

(4 May 2017) A new partnership between Taylor & Francis and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Sciences Library, will ensure that all Taylor & Francis journals are evaluated and indexed on the CAS platform GoOA, providing greater access for Chinese researchers. The partnership will also bring further support to Chinese authors and editors through […]


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Launch of “Rights, Action and Social Responsibility” initiative

(6 April 2017, Berlin and Boston) De Gruyter and a number of prestigious university presses are making books and journal articles across nine topical areas freely available until the end of 2017 on http://degruyter.com/. Broadening access to these areas of scholarship enables more people, including non-academics, to address these issues in an informed manner: it […]


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De Gruyter sponsors Directory of Open Access Books

(22 March 2017) De Gruyter is providing sponsorship for the Directory of Open Access Books to celebrate the launch of the De Gruyter Open Access Book Library on degruyter.com which is intended to draw attention to the growing number – and growing importance – of open access books. Not only does the Library contain all […]


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Predatory journals recruit fake editor

(22 March 2017) An investigation finds that dozens of academic titles offered ‘Dr Fraud’ — a sham, unqualified scientist — a place on their editorial board. Katarzyna Pisanski and colleagues report. Thousands of academic journals do not aspire to quality. They exist primarily to extract fees from authors. These ‘predatory’ journals exhibit questionable marketing schemes, […]


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Report: Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe

(21 March 2017) In October 2016,  Research Consulting, within the scope of the OpenAIRE Work Package dealing with the FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot (WP5), was commissioned by LIBER to undertake an economic analysis study of the Open Access publishing market: Towards a Competitive and Sustainable OA Market in Europe – A Study of the […]


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Unpaywall due for release 4th April

(22 March 2017) Get full-text of research papers as you browse, using Unpaywall’s index of ten million legal, open-access articles. Scholars upload their papers to free, legal servers online but getting links to them can be onerous. By using a browser extension, Unpaywall searches the web for the papers you want, bringing open access direct […]


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Copyright Issues in Libraries, Education and Open Access: A Joint Session by Singapore Management University Libraries (SMU Libraries) and The Library Association of Singapore (LAS)

By Nazimah Ram Nath* (16 March 2017) SMU Libraries, in partnership with the Library Association of Singapore, held a seminar on 25th January 2017 to promote an awareness on copyright issues and copyright obligations amongst librarians and professionals in the education industry in Singapore. The seminar was held at the Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore […]


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Marking the 15th anniversary of the open access movement

By Heather Joseph (2 March 2017) This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), a landmark meeting convened in Budapest by the Open Society Foundations (OSF) that aimed to accelerate progress in the international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available. The participants issued a widely […]


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White paper proposes democratized OA academic journal publishing to solve serials crisis

(1 March 2017, Chicago, IL) Scholastica, a peer review and open access (OA) publishing platform for academic journals, announces Democratizing Academic Journals: Technology, Services, and Open Access, a new white paper on the state of academic journal publishing. The paper proposes an upending of the corporate publisher paradigm to make OA journal publishing sustainable. The […]


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