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Information about DOAJ in Marathi Script

DOAJ is a community-curated list of open access journals and aims to be the starting point for all information searches for quality, peer reviewed open access material. To assist libraries and indexers keep their lists up-to-date, we make public a list of journals that have been accepted into or removed from DOAJ but we will not discuss specific details of an application with anyone apart from the applicant. Neither will we discuss…


Added by Vrushali Dandawate on October 5, 2016 at 5:34am — No Comments

Librarian Bloggers Needed!

Open Access Week is fast approaching, and there are some fantastic events and other projects in the OA Week lineup. 

Here at Open Book Publishers, we are planning some of our own projects – we will be publishing a series of blog posts by librarians, regarding Open Access books, discussing topics such as:

  • The issues that librarians face in regards to OA books, e.g., difficulties with content and discovery, or…

Added by Open Book Publishers on October 4, 2016 at 11:29am — No Comments

"Doors are open : Know about open Access" Theme for OPEN ACCESS WEEK at AISSMS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING PUNE, INIDA

Open Access Week is getting celebrated all over the world from 25 October to 29 October 2016 Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Over the past decade, Open Access has become central to advancing the interests of researchers, scholars, students, businesses, and the public as well as librarians. 

This Year AISSMS College of Engineering Library is planning open access…


Added by Vrushali Dandawate on September 26, 2016 at 7:28am — No Comments

The first Open Access Repository in Malta: two years of challenges and experiences

Two years after the launch of the first open access repository in Malta, some thoughts and observations on the evolution of this project can be made. Unfortunately, disseminating information and speaking at local conferences was not enough to persuade academics to upload material. In consequence, the University started working on an OA policy to mandate submissions onto the repository.**

In September 2014, the University of Malta (UM) launched its…


Added by Ryan Scicluna on September 22, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Celebrating Open Access Week at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

We will have a panel discussion about Open Access Publishing on Thursday, October 27 at noon in L950.

In addition,Gerald Beasley, the University Librarian from the University of Alberta, will present our annual Open Access Week talk, Open Access in Action, on October 27 at 3 pm in the Library. Please join us if you are interested.  The event will be streamed live.  Information about how to access the stream will be provided in this blog in advance.

Added by Marinus Swanepoel on September 13, 2016 at 2:21pm — No Comments

मुक्त अभिगम Mukth Abhigam - Hindi translation of Open Access

मुक्त अभिगम Mukth Abhigam - Hindi translation for Open Access.

India celebrates हिंदी दिवस (Hindi Diwas/Hindi Day) every year on 14th September and also celebrates Hindi Chetna Maas (हिन्दी चेतना मास) for a month during September - October.

To commemorate Hindi Diwas and Hindi Chetna Maas and also Open Access Week, it is proposed that we shall popularise the use of मुक्त अभिगम (Mukth Abhigam) for Open Access in Hindi. It is to be noted that that Acceso Abierto is the Spanish…


Added by Sridhar Gutam on September 6, 2016 at 4:51am — No Comments

Introduction DOAJ Ambassadors India

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (  launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden  is a centrally, publicly and internationally available community-curated database containing information on high quality open access journal titles across all disciplines, maintained by a team of professionals. It aims to become…


Added by Vrushali Dandawate on September 2, 2016 at 1:32am — No Comments

Why CLACSO supports open access in Latin America

In Latin America and the Caribbean, research is mainly publicly funded. However, access to the results of that research is hampered by limitations in traditional scholarly communication systems.

CLACSO-Latin American Council of Social Sciences, a non-governmental network of 542 research institutions and 650 postgraduate programs in 41 countries, partners with universities and governments of Latin America and the…


Added by Dominique Babini on May 23, 2016 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Theme of 2016 International Open Access Week to be “Open in Action”

In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 9th International Open Access Week, to be held October 24-30, will be “Open in Action.”…


Added by Nick Shockey on May 12, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments


International Conference on Open Access ICOA 2016

« Open Access to scientific publications: Between use and preservation of the digital memory»

Tunisia, from 1st to 3 December 2016

You are kindly invited to the 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OPEN ACCESS (ICOA) 2016 which is co-organized by the Higher Institute of Documentation (ISD) and The National University Center for Scientific and Technical…


Added by Bessem Amira on March 12, 2016 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Conference "Innovating the Gutenberg Galaxy - The Role of Peer Review and Open Access in University Knowledge Dissemination and Evaluation"

EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz are partnering up in organizing a two-day conference titled "Innovating the Gutenberg Galaxy…


Added by Nicole Walger on January 12, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

Nature promotes read-only sharing by subscribers

This seems like quite the step forward for such a big part of the science community. What do you think?

Discussion on Nature: here

Added by Matthew Thomas on December 23, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Listing of Open Access DataBases (LOADB) launched:

In the Open Access week, Dr. Girish Sahni (Director General CSIR, India), Chief Guest in the Sixteenth Foundation day celebrations of CSIR-URDIP on 24th October 2015, had launched Listing of Open Access DataBases (LOADB) – the listing of open access databases, a portal developed by CSIR URDIP showcasing the databases in multiple areas of science and technology that are available freely for public use. In his address, he lauded the work done by…


Added by Alok Khode on October 29, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Here’s one way to recover and protect Africa’s ‘lost science’

Robin Crewe, University of Pretoria

It’s been 20 years since Wayt Gibbs introduced the phrase “lost science” to the world. Writing in…


Added by Ina Smith on October 29, 2015 at 4:47am — No Comments

Why it's getting harder to access free, quality academic research

Leti Kleyn, University of Pretoria

Academics at South Africa’s universities increased their research output by 250% between 2000 and 2013. Taxpayers funded a great deal of that…


Added by Ina Smith on October 29, 2015 at 4:45am — No Comments

Why is the OA debate so focussed on the journal article?

Together with Prof. Jean-Claude Guédon and Ass. Prof. Thomas Wiben Jensen I have just published an article ( in the new journal "Nordic Perspectives on Open Science" (

In the article the two scholars go beyond the concept of open access and challenge the rather anachronistically way research results are being distributed among…


Added by Niels Stern on October 26, 2015 at 8:31am — No Comments

A Challenge to Collaborate-- from the ground up

Published in June 2013 and written by the University of Regina historian James Daschuk, Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life is a study of population health of the Indigenous people who lived (and continue to live) in Canada’s Plains region. More importantly, the book is an indictment of the actions of the government of…


Added by Morgan Tunzelmann on October 23, 2015 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Why Be Open Access? A Journal Editor Shares His Story

For Open Access Week 2015, Ursula C. Schwerin Library (New York City College of Technology, CUNY) is highlighting our college's own open access journal, NANO: New American Notes Online. Why did NANO's editor and founder, Sean Scanlan, opt to make his journal open access?

Who are we? City Tech is…


Added by Monica Berger on October 23, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Elizade University's Vice-Chancellor promised to support Open Access

Open Access Week was for the second year running marked with a well attended Workshop organised for lecturers of Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Nigeria yesterday, October 22, 2015. There, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof 'Kunle Oloyede promised to grant an institutional support for Open Access.…


Added by Adegbilero-Iwari Idowu on October 23, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments

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