What better way to take action during Open Access Week than by starting a request for an article or dataset you need? The Open Access Button is here to help!
The Open Access Button has released a new Button for Open Access Week - a simpler, more effective way to get find and request research with the press of a button.
Find and request articles and…Continue
Added by Chealsye Bowley on October 28, 2016 at 8:31am — No Comments
At the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), we are running a short survey asking people about:
1. How do you access and consume research or information to help you with your work or studies?
2. Have you ever read our flagship publication, the IDS Bulletin? We want to know what you think!
3. What are your attitudes (and prejudices?) towards Open Access academic publishing?…Continue
Added by Emilie Wilson on October 28, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments
There is no question that Open Data brings enormous value to the scientific community worldwide. But Open Data can also provide myriad benefits to society at large, including significant economic growth in the private…Continue
Added by Peaches Udoma on October 27, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Check out Scholastica and Authorea's slideshow on how scholars and journals can use preprints to make research more accessible: …Continue
Added by Danielle Padula on October 27, 2016 at 1:41pm — No Comments
This year's International Open Access Week theme feels appropriate to the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) own open access endeavours over the course of 2016 which include re-launching its flagship publication as an open access journal, celebrating 20 years of the development portal Eldis and enhancing OpenDocs, our e-repository of development research. …Continue
Added by Emilie Wilson on October 27, 2016 at 8:13am — 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 (http://ecsdl.org).
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 (http://www.electrochem.org/free-the-science)…Continue
Added by Mary Yess on October 25, 2016 at 11:51am — No Comments
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
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.
Added by Zaz Ventures on October 23, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
By Kamila Markram, CEO of Frontiers
Science and technology drive modern society. Ever since the scientific revolution, we have been using scientific discovery and inventions to reach new shores, create wealth, provide food…Continue
Added by Emily Barker on October 21, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments
I work for the "Kallipos" project, which is an open access repository with e-textbooks mainly in Greek. Due to the publishing costs, we think that open access e-textbooks is the way to go, especially for Greece! Even though in the beginning it was difficult to convince faculty members to convert their textbooks to e-textbooks, slowly they seem to embrace it and want to create more of the content that they teach into e-textbook! We only hope to get additional funding! Let me know if you…Continue
Added by Christina Anastasopoulou on October 6, 2016 at 10:35am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Vrushali Dandawate on September 26, 2016 at 7:28am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ryan Scicluna on September 22, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) ( https://doaj.org/) 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…Continue
Added by Vrushali Dandawate on September 2, 2016 at 1:32am — 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
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…Continue
Added by Monica Berger on October 23, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
It is Open Access Week on October 19 - 25, 2015 and LSHTM is taking part with a number of activities across the School.
Kicking off events on Monday, John Murtagh, Manager of LSHTM Research Online will give a briefing on how researchers can make their work Open Access without having to pay for it via the Gold Open Access route. Over 90% of journals allow a final draft version of the paper to be self-archived in a research…Continue
Added by John Murtagh on October 20, 2015 at 1:48pm — No Comments
It's International Open Access Week! It's also the best time to talk to industry experts about anything related to open access.
Here, Clarinda Cerejo, Editor-in-Chief of Editage Insights, is in conversation with Mikiko Tanifuji, Open Access Publisher, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan, and Dr. Seo JeongWook, Professor of Pathology at Seoul National University, Korea.…Continue
Added by Jayashree Rajagopalan on October 20, 2015 at 6:58am — No Comments
Wouldn’t it be interesting to know what the academic world thinks of open access (OA) publishing and related topics, such as peer review, licensing, re-use, and metrics?
Taylor & Francis and its parent company, Informa, conducted a broad survey among academicians to know exactly what they think about open access publication. Since it may be time-consuming and difficult to examine the extensive results, we thought we'd highlight some…Continue
Added by Jayashree Rajagopalan on October 19, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments
It also marks three years since the Australasian Open Access Support Group (…Continue
Added by Australasian OA Support Group on October 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments