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New Open Access / Open Science Aggregator

Paperity (link to website)

Added by Philip Sidaway on October 19, 2014 at 5:38am — No Comments

Check Paperity!

I invite you to try Paperity, the first multidisciplinary aggregator of OA journals and papers. ;

Added by Natalia Norori on October 19, 2014 at 12:56am — No Comments

Traslation into Spanish of Open Access Week 2014 Kick Off Event

We are going to offer a simultaneous Spanish translation of Broadcasting of Open Access Week 2014 Kick Off Event  next mondat 20th since

Added by Rosario Rogel-Salazar on October 19, 2014 at 12:37am — No Comments

UC Press Launching New OA Journal Publishing Model

I recently interviewed Neil Christensen, director of digital development at the University of California Press, about an open access publishing initiative the UCP team is working on. I wanted to share a link to the interview for anyone interested in learning more.…


Added by Danielle Padula on October 15, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

What we intend to do this year for OA week. 2014 Tanzania


1.Organize a 1 day training sessions for medical students and university admin on the role they can play in advocating for open access


2.we have created an “Open Access Tanzania” facebook page on the planned OAWactivities, invite members, manage discussions on OA, post links on OA events and activities,share online resources. This group has been active and will remain active even after the OAW




Added by Ayoub Msalilwa on October 15, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Estimating Open Access Mandate Effectiveness: I. The MELIBEA Score

Estimating Open Access Mandate Effectiveness: I. The MELIBEA Score

Philippe Vincent-Lamarre, Jade Boivin, Yassine Gargouri, Vincent Lariviere, Stevan Harnad

ABSTRACT: MELIBEA is a Spanish database that uses a composite formula with eight weighted conditions to estimate the effectiveness of Open…

Added by Stevan Harnad on October 14, 2014 at 6:41am — No Comments

CALL FOR PAPER *NEW*: Vol 2, No 4 (2014) Issue - December

Research Papers/Manuscripts/Articles/Findings of Sponsored Research Projects/Conference Proceedings are Invited for consideration of Publication In the Up-coming Issue of Socrates!!…

Added by Saurabh Chandra on October 12, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

OACI: Open Access Campaign In India 2014- OA Week Celebrations- Guru Nanak College, Chennai, India- Oct 18, 2014

Department of Library, Guru Nanak College 

in association with

Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science(SALIS)


Society for Open Access Promotion(SOAP)


Open Access Campaign In India 2014: A one day National Level Seminar on Open Access for Research and Education

Venue: Guru Ram Das Seminar Hall, Guru Nanak College, Chennai

Date:Oct 18, 2014

Key Speakers



Added by swaminathan s on October 12, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

JATS 4 Reuse working group launch first public event

Join us in a Google Hangout on Wednesday 22nd October (4pm UTC;  11an EDT and 8a, PDT) to discuss these issues: …


Added by Melissa Harrison on October 10, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Publicizing open access to scholars of work-family issues

The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) is an international membership organization for scholars, practitioners, and policy makers dedicated to understanding work-family challenges and helping to form solutions.  The WFRN has a freely available research repository, the Work and Family Commons, which is the only one of its kind explicitly dedicated to this field of study.  In honor of Open Access Week, we're using the Web and social media to encourage our members to upload their work…


Added by Matthew Weinshenker on October 9, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Paperity, the first multi-disciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers was launched!

Paperity. Keep on top of recent discoveries and never hit a paywall

Paperity is the first multi-disciplinary aggregator of peer-reviewed Open Access journals and papers that aims to connect authors with readers.…


Added by Natalia Norori on October 8, 2014 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Open Access Week in Nepal-2014


 20 Oct 2014 - 23 Oct 2014…

Added by Lal Bahadur Chouhan on October 8, 2014 at 6:32am — 1 Comment

Open Access Week in Nepal

Event date: 
 20 Oct 2014 - 23 Oct 2014

Open Access Nepal – a student lead initiative – will be hosting a series of events in Nepal during International Open…


Added by Lal Bahadur Chouhan on October 8, 2014 at 6:22am — No Comments

MBLWHOI Library, Woods Hole Massachusetts October 24th open lunchtime discussion on Open Access

Friday, October 24, 2014 12:15pm
at WHOI (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) Smith Conference Room (across the street from the Woods Hole Market)

Open Access Discussion: Extending the Reach of…


Added by Matthew Person on October 7, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Unlocking Open Access: Making it work for publishers, authors, and institutions

Celebrate Open Access week early in Syracuse, NY!

Unlocking Open Access: Making it work for publishers, authors, and institutions

Date: Friday, 17 October

Location: Craftsman Inn, Fayetteville, NY

For more details and to register:  

Please plan on joining the Upstate New York chapter of SLA (UNYSLA) as we dig deep into the evolving world of open access. …


Added by Linda Galloway on October 6, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments

The 3rd SPARC Japan Seminar 2014 "Science for Generation OPEN".

SPARC Japan hosts a seminar on 21 October 2014 (1:30-5 p.m. Japan time) titled "Science for Generation Open".

The third SPARC Japan Seminar of 2014, in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Generation Open”, will focus on the various activities being taken by “Generation Open” in Japan. “Generation Open”, describes early-career researchers and future…


Added by Ikuko TSUCHIDE on October 6, 2014 at 4:45am — No Comments

Start your own ball rolling...

I sent this out today.  Consider adapting it for your setting:


International Open Access Week (  is coming up on October 20-24, 2014.    Would you like to know more or wish to separate the hype from the common sense?   

I have considerable experience  with my own publications and advocating for open access participation, as well as warning the unsuspecting about questionable, unethical, or…


Added by Charles J. Greenberg on October 6, 2014 at 1:55am — No Comments

New Open Access Guide to Launching an OA Journal: The OA Journal Starter Kit

The Scholastica team would like to share an open access ebook we created in response to inquiries we've received about how to launch an OA journal—The OA Journal Starter Kit. This succinct CC BY ebook guide encompasses all of the information needed to get an OA journal off the ground, cultivate a readership, and attract submissions and…


Added by Danielle Padula on October 3, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

University of New Mexico Open Access Week Events

Most of our events are now live on Eventbrite!


Open Textbooks: Benefits and Challenges for UNM…


Added by Steven J. Koch on October 2, 2014 at 4:57pm — No Comments

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