Tag Archives: Open and Shut

The OA Interviews: Arul George Scaria

(18 November 2018) Richard Poynder interviews Arul George Scaria, Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director at CIIPC, the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) in New Delhi. Scaria is currently working on a report based on a landscape survey of the current situation in India concerning open science for which he was the principle […]


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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 […]


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SocArXiv debuts, as SSRN acquisition comes under scrutiny

(19 July 2016) Richard Poynder in his blog writes that  the arrival of a new preprint server for the social sciences called SocArXiv comes just a month after news that Elsevier is acquiring the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a preprint repository and online community founded in 1994 by two researchers. He writes that the […]


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The life and death of an open access journal: Q&A with Librarian Marcus Banks

31 March 2015) Marcus Banks is interviewed by  Richard Poynder about the viability of open access journals. In the spotlight is Biomedical Digital Libraries, BDL, launched in 2003 by Yale University Medical Library and BioMed Central. Four years later, however, BDL succumbed to an increase in the cost of the article-processing charges it levied. This […]


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Open Access in India: Q&A with Subbiah Arunachalam

(9 June 2014)  The Open and Shut?  blog curated by Richard Poynder  interviews S. Arunachalam on what is happening  with open access in India, and the form that it is taking. Read the interview  here.


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Open Access: Springer tightens rules on self-archiving

(25 June 2013) Richard Poynder writing in his blog Open and Shut writes that Danny Kingsley — Manager for Scholarly Communications & ePublishing at the Australian National University (ANU) — has highlighted a number of publishers that have recently changed their self-archiving (Green OA) policies. One of them is Springer — the world’s second-largest journal […]


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