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University of Westminster Press competition

The first book from Open Access Publisher University of Westminster Press, CRITICAL THEORY OF COMMUNICATION: New Readings of Lukács, Adorno, Marcuse, Honneth and Habermas in the Age of the Internet by Christian Fuchs is now out. The book may be downloaded for free here

It is free digitally anyway but UWP is running a…


Added by Andrew Lockett on October 26, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Sabinet supports Open Access Week.

CENTURION Pretoria, South Africa, 26 October 2016 - It is widely agreed that the knowledge economy represents the future of economic growth for both developed and developing nations. This knowledge comprises intellectual capital, skills proficiency and the potential for innovation, driven firmly by information.

More specifically, growth is dependent on people’s access to, and ability to share and exchange, reliable information.

Passionate about shaping the future of…


Added by Sabinet Online on October 26, 2016 at 3:24am — No Comments

From Lemons to Lemonade -- The Evolution of Open Access Publishing

When it comes to the production and publication of scientific study, we know two things to be true—there can be no substitute for properly researched, peer-reviewed, and ethically adherent papers; and Open Access is here to stay. There are many in the debate over the present state and future playing field of scientific journal publishing that would tell you that these two truths are mutually exclusive. After thirty plus years in scientific research, education,…


Added by Peaches Udoma on October 25, 2016 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Call to Open Access

Open Access (OA) publishing is, from my point of view, a logical consequence of the ideals of science because it enables a true…


Added by Nils E. R. Zimmermann on October 25, 2016 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Open Access Week Perú 2016 - Streaming

Mira en vivo las ponencias de la Semana del Acceso Abierto Perú 2016 desde nuestro canal. Estaremos hablando de Ciencia, Educación y Gobierno abierto.


Watch live the presentations of the Open Access Week 2016 Peru from our channel. We will be talking about Science, Education and Open Government.…


Added by Said Castro on October 25, 2016 at 1:04pm — No Comments

To promote Open Access Week 2016, from October 24 through October 30, ECS is taking down the paywall to the ECS Digital Library ( Over 132,000 articles will be freely available to a…

To promote Open Access Week 2016, from October 24 through October 30, ECS is taking down the paywall to the ECS Digital Library (

Over 132,000 articles will be freely available to anyone who wants to read them. ECS is giving the world a preview of what complete open access will look like when we have completed our Free the Science (…


Added by Mary Yess on October 25, 2016 at 11:51am — No Comments

NEW DSpace 6.0 Now Available: Enabling Open Access to Global Scholarship

Austin, TX   2,207 users from around the world have implemented repositories with the popular DSpace, out-of-the box, open source, repository software in order to openly share and preserve digital scholarly information from more than 122 countries.

To take a look at the wide range of…


Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 25, 2016 at 11:44am — No Comments

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) influencing the direction of open science in SA

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) represents South Africa in the international community of science academies, and part of its mission is to proactively and reactively embark on a programme of systematic studies of evidence-based issues of national importance. As a signatory to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to…


Added by Ina Smith on October 25, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

How open access content helps fuel growth in Indian-language Wikipedias

Mobile Internet connectivity is growing rapidly in…


Added by Subhashish Panigrahi on October 25, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Open Acces/Open Science in Action

I think this week is the perfect moment to remind the video presenting the Open Science Conference under the NL presidence in April 2016, so everybody can ask him/herself: And you, what are you going to do? ;

Open Science/Access in Action!!

Added by Eva Méndez on October 24, 2016 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Launching the RI at UFSCar - Brazil

To coincide with the International Open Access Week 2016, the Universidade Federal de São Carlos, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, will be launching its open access institutional repository at 10am on the 25th of October. We especially chose this date so that we can really be a part of this wonderfully motivating week for worldwide open…


Added by Chloe Furnival on October 24, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Library Technology Launchpad Post on Open Access Week 2016

I posted a short article on my Library Technology Launchpad website with some ways to participate in Open Access Week 2016.


Follow Library Technology Launchpad on Twitter @LTLaunchpad.

Added by James Day on October 24, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Open Access Week 2016: A Drumbeat for ‘Open In Action’

Today kicks off Open Access Week 2016. Open Access Week is an annual week-long event that highlights the importance of sharing scientific and scholarly research and data. Its goal is to educate people on the benefits of open publishing, advocate for changes…


Added by Timothy Vollmer on October 24, 2016 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

[Free eBook] Scholastica & Authorea announce OA + Preprints: Journals and scholars take action

In honor of Open Access Week 2016,Scholastica and Authorea announce a new free-to-download eBook: …


Added by Danielle Padula on October 24, 2016 at 12:39pm — No Comments

What's your #OAscore?

We’re all obsessed with self-measurement. 

We measure how much we’re Liked online. We measure how many steps we take in a day. And as academics, we measure our success using publication counts, h-indices, and even Impact Factors.

But we’re missing something.

As academics, our fundamental job…


Added by The Impactstory team on October 24, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Arias Montano: Repositorio Científico de la Universidad de Huelva. 9ª Semana del Acceso Abierto

La Universidad de Huelva, se suma a las iniciativas vinculadas a la Semana Internacional del Acceso Abierto y aporta las suyas propias. Así, desde la Biblioteca Universitaria de Huelva contribuimos a esta celebración con distintos eventos, acciones y proyectos que se pueden consultar en esta web. Animamos a que conozcan estos contenidos de los cuales haremos campaña.…


Added by Repositorio Arias Montano. UHU on October 24, 2016 at 4:05am — No Comments

Open in Action #OAWeek

International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week promoting Open Access as the new default in scholarship and research. This year the celebration is held October 24-30 with the theme: “Open in Action.” Hashtag: …


Added by Ron Mader on October 23, 2016 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Horizon 2020 and Open Access

Horizon 2020 strengthens open access requirements for funded research & innovation proposals

Despite the open access requirements of the Horizon 2020 research programme, true open access is not a reality yet. Many consortia continue to publish their results in closed access magazines or use unnecessary long embargo periods before publishing in open access media, keeping the monopoly of scientific publishers alive.

However, a…


Added by Zaz Ventures on October 23, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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