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Open Access To Scientific information: Policy Guidelines Released by UNESCO

April 7, 2012 by

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From the UNESCO Web Site: Addressing a major concern of Member States, UNESCO has released a new publication entitled Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access to demystify the concept of Open Access and provide concrete steps on putting relevant policies in place. [Clip] Besides strengthening capacities to adopt Open Access (OA) […]

Preprint: Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities?

April 6, 2012 by

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Title Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities? Authors/Affiliations Marisa L. Ramirez Digital Repository Librarian, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Joan T. Dalton Associate University Librarian, University of Windsor Gail McMillan Director, Digital Library and Archives, Virginia Tech Max Read Associate Director of Student […]

Wellcome Trust Gets Tough on Open Access

March 29, 2012 by

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via Times Higher Education: The Wellcome Trust has reacted to Research Councils UK’s beefed-up open-access proposals by indicating that it will get “much tougher” on compliance with its own mandate. The giant biomedical charity already requires papers produced with Wellcome funding to be made open access within six months of publication, which is the period […]

Presenter Slides from SPARC’s First-Ever Open Access Meeting Now Available

March 16, 2012 by

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The first-ever Open Access Meeting took place earlier this week in Kansas City, Mo. 250 people attended. From a Meeting Summary: Keynote speaker, John Wilbanks, Fellow of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, kicked off the meeting off with a high-energy presentation constructed in triads: he highlighted three stories, three “uncomfortable truths” and three eventual scenarios […]

A New Service for Open Access Monographs: the Directory of Open Access Books.

March 2, 2012 by

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From a OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) News Release: OAPEN is pleased to announce a new service for Open Access monographs: the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). DOAB will provide a searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes published under an Open Access business model, with links to the full texts […]

Wiley-Blackwell Adds 44 Titles to Journal Publishing Program in 2012, 8 New Titles Will Be Open Access

February 28, 2012 by

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From Wiley-Blackwell: In 2012 Wiley-Blackwell will begin publishing 44 titles new to its journal program, including 16 new launches and 40 journals published in collaboration with societies or other organizations. Brand new titles publishing on Wiley Online Library over the course of 2012 include Advanced Healthcare Materials, PsyCH Journal (published with the Institute of Psychology, […]

American Heart Association Launches Peer-Reviewed and Open Access Journal

February 22, 2012 by

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From the American Heart Association: The American Heart Association has launched the online-only open-access Journal of the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease (JAHA)— packed with free peer-reviewed research on heart disease and stroke. “We envision JAHA as a forum for high quality original articles that cover the full range of cardiovascular science, including […]