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Young researchers preach open access, yet many don't practice

Early-career researchers in the UK are less likely to choose open access over subscription journals, citing high costs and low citation impact.<p>22 May …

A study of institutional spending on open access publication fees in Germany

• Record: found<br>• Abstract: found<br>• Article: found<p>Is Open Access<p>Publication date ( Electronic ):<p>Journal: PeerJ<p>Publisher: PeerJ Inc.<p>Read this article at<p><i>There</i> …

The importance of Open Access

This is an excellent video explaining why Open Access is not only important, but also essential. The video was produced by PHD TV and will certainly …

Rather than simply moving from “paying to read” to “paying to publish”, it’s time for a European Open Access Platform

Open access is here to stay. Massive support from academic institutions and research funders makes it the likeliest future scenario for scholarly …

London School of Economics

Find Open Access Articles Faster with UnPayWall

Have you heard of Unpaywall? It is a free Chrome/Firefox extension that helps you quickly find open access versions of articles you’re searching for. …

Google Scholar

How Elsevier plans to sabotage Open Access

It was a long and difficult road to get the major publishing houses to open up to open access, but in the end the Dutch universities got their much …

From Open Access to Open Science from the viewpoint of a scholarly publisher

Dear Scholars, Delete Your Account At Academia.Edu

As privatized platforms like Academia.edu look to monetize scholarly writing even further, researchers, scientists and academics across the globe must now consider alternatives to proprietary companies that aim to profit from our writing and offer little transparency as to how our work will be used …

Humanities

Article processing charges for open access publication-the situation for research intensive universities in the USA and Canada. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Open access (OA) publishing via article processing charges (APCs) is growing as an alternative to subscription publishing. The Pay It …

Clinical Trials

Why are academic papers rejected by journals?

Getting rejected from a journal can be emotionally traumatic, but it can also be infuriating when the reasons given appear spurious and even …

Mastering Open Access Metrics

Like their subscription-based counterparts, Open Access articles’ metadata is essential to measuring its impact in the academic world.<p>Open Access (or …

Could subscriptions for academic journals go the way of pay phones?

The cost of academic journals has increased steeply over the past few decades and continues to climb. Academic libraries, already caught in an …

How to increase your likelihood of publishing in peer reviewed journals

<i>Writing about your research is one thing but knowing how to write an article for publication in a peer reviewed journal is quite another. From his</i> …

What Do Trade Agreements Do for Open Access—And What Don't They Do?

Open Access

Search the Invisible Web: 20 Resources

20 Ways To Search the Invisible Web<p>Unlike pages on the visible Web (that is, the Web that you can access from search engines and directories), …

Genealogy

Germany-wide consortium of research libraries announce boycott of Elsevier journals over open access

Germany's DEAL project, which includes over 60 major research institutions, has announced that all of its members are canceling their subscriptions …

Long research titles ‘have lower impact’

Picking a pithy title for your research paper could significantly improve its impact, new analysis suggests.<p>While many researchers might not worry …

How to Write a Scholarly Abstract

Staff Reviewed<p>Scholarly abstracts provide readers with a one-paragraph representation of information contained within a research paper, an academic …

Academia in 3 Nations Boycotts Elsevier for High Journal Prices

<i>UPDATE: 1/11/17:</i><p>The following is a statement from Harald Boersma, Director Corporate Relations, Elsevier:<p><i>"The reference to a ‘boycott’ is incorrect,</i> …

Higher Education