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Open Science Continues to Evolve as Preprint Repositories for Specialized Fields of Scientific Inquiry Multiply

Author: Pablo MarkinPublished Online: 2017-09-25URL: …Continue

Tags: Elsevier, Archive, Open, Science, ESSOAr

Started by Dr. Pablo B. Markin Oct 7, 2017.

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

On 2 October 2015, Wits University celebrated OA Week a bit earlier this year due to examination time for students.  Wits held a morning seminar as follows, which included academics and postgraduate…Continue

Tags: Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, the, of, University

Started by Denise Nicholson Oct 5, 2015.

Degrees of openness 1 Reply

I picked up an interesting blog post by Laura Czerniewicz, where she argues that it is useful to think about degrees of…Continue

Started by Derek Moore. Last reply by Maximillian Kaizen Oct 9, 2011.

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Comment by Elsabe Olivier on July 22, 2010 at 1:35am
Thanks a million Iryna! I love the 'Highly accessed' graphic" - what a wonderful tool!
Comment by Iryna Kuchma on July 19, 2010 at 5:05am
Articles by institution in BioMed Central's open access journals:
- University of the Witwatersrand;
- University of Stellenbosch;
- University of the Western Cape;
- University of Pretoria;
- University of KwaZulu-Natal;
- University of South Africa:

A number of these articles have the 'Highly accessed' graphic
Comment by Allison Fullard on July 19, 2010 at 4:30am
Hi Donna
I'd be most appreciative if you'd check out for University of the Western Cape (UWC) PLOS authors, too. Prof Winston Hide (now between Harvard and UWC) is I think on one of the PLOS editorial boards?. You can write to me at
Comment by Donna Okubo on July 19, 2010 at 4:02am
Hello everyone,

I'll be out of the office for 3 days but will work on this when I get back on Thursday. Again ask lots of question or let us know what you need. It really does help us help you!
Comment by Iryna Kuchma on July 19, 2010 at 4:02am
Last year we used this list - OA speakers bureau:
Comment by Derek Moore on July 19, 2010 at 3:55am
Can I echo the request for a list of presenters. Planning needs to start happening here and it would be good to know what expertise is available.
Comment by Ina Smith on July 17, 2010 at 7:26am
Dear Donna - thanks so much for your generous offer. We would like to launch our IR during OA week, and was hoping to put together a program with some speakers for the launch event. Can you please provide me with such a list? My e-mail if you want to use that is Haven't started doing any planning yet .... Any other ideas are most welcome, and I will also arrange a meeting with our Marketing team and then put the list of speakers on the table. Many thanks Donna! Ina
Comment by Donna Okubo on July 16, 2010 at 12:23pm
Hi everyone,

I'm Donna from PLoS but also work closely with SPARC on OA Week. As you may have noticed we have just posted some information on author rights and copyright issues as well as making it easier to find downloadable materials.

Is there anything specific that I can help you with in South Africa? On thing is if you are looking for presentors at your institutions I would be more than happy to pull a list of published PLoS authors from South Africa. I would also encourage you to ask all the other OA publishers to do the same for you.

Thank you all for your support of OA Week and I look forward to hearing from you!
Comment by Ina Smith on July 15, 2010 at 3:43am
It was great to meet you and Tessa Derek. Good luck with all!
Comment by Derek Moore on July 15, 2010 at 3:41am
A big thank-you to those of you in the Western Cape that took time out of your busy schedule to connect in real time with Tessa and I. Returned home with my head spinning and a real sense of gratitude to all those people that shared their experiences and ideas with us.

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