Open Access

Open-access books are downloaded, cited, and mentioned more than non-OA books

<i>Open-access journal articles have been found, to some extent, to be downloaded and cited more than non-OA articles. But could the same be true for</i> …

Research

FCC Moves Forward With Plans To End Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC is moving forward with plans to roll back regulations on net neutrality. The Obama-era rules prevent Internet service providers from blocking …

Net Neutrality

​Researchers Ask: Does Academia Need Another Alternative to For-Profit Scholarly Platforms?

Postsecondary Learning<p>​Researchers Ask: Does Academia Need Another Alternative to For-Profit Scholarly Platforms?<p>By Sydney Johnson     Nov 16, …

National Endowment for the Humanities

Why I Chose to Publish Open Access

by Thomas Patteson, author of Instruments for New Music: Sound, Technology, and Modernism This guest post is published in conjunction with the …

Chose

Presenting at a Library Conference as a Student

Presenting at a Library Conference as a Student<p>Last month, I had the opportunity to present for the first time at a library conference. I’ve …

South-east Asia

An open access wireless network for South Africa? Who will manage it?

<b>An open access wholesale-only wireless (3G and 4G/LTE) network (OAWN) can, within just a few years, connect the 40% of people in South Africa who</b> …

South Africa

Open Access and Research Repository Specialist

Employer:<p>Aston University<p>Location:<p>Birmingham<p>Salary:<p>£32,548 to £38,833 per annum<p>Published Date:<p>10 Nov 2017<p>Status:<p>Permanent, full time<p>Ref:<p>R170497<p>Job …

Research

RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage - Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 issue of <i>RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage</i> is now freely available online. Visit the <i>RBM</i> website for …

Books

It’s Time for a Revolution in Data Access

One of the greatest resources of the Global Health Division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is our Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). It’s …

Research

UCL's adventures in Open Access yield global reach

In the two and a half years since its launch, UCL Press has made considerable strides. Benedicte Page reports.

Mobile

PART 4 — Scholarly collaboration networks: are they (h)arming open access?

Part 4: what’s being done to protect copyright<p>As discussed in Part 1, and according to Wikipedia, “copyright is a legal right created by the law of a …

Copyright

Wild grape yeast could be more effective than pesticides in preventing grape molds

Researchers have identified a wild yeast that is more effective than a pesticide at preventing common grape molds. The yeast strain is one of many …

Ecology

Getting the world to listen

Improving the impact of research through storytelling<p>Scientists and researchers often find it challenging to get people interested in their work. It …

Research

Giraffe ancestors roamed Spain

A fossil discovery in Spain reveals a new species and extends the range of the ancient giraffe family. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

Natural History Museums

New Online Art Collection: Barnes Foundation Embraces Open Access, Making Half of Its Art Collection Available Online

The art collection at Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation just got a little easier to see. The museum has announced a new Open Access program that will …

Museums

The curious mating habits of jumping spiders

October 19, 2017 12:30PM<p>TALK about pressure to perform. Researchers have uncovered a startling fact about the mating habits of female Australian …

Insects

WIRUlink reaps rewards from Vumatel partnership

Riaan and Jaco Maree, co-founders of WIRUlink, a local fixed wireless broadband provider.<p>Fixed wireless broadband provider WIRUlink says it has seen …

Broadband

New tool predicts risk of plant disease and infestation worldwide

A newly developed technique can predict the risk of plant disease or infestation across the globe. Described in open-access journal Frontiers in …

Ecology

Neuroscientists reveal the number one exercise for slowing down the aging process

At a certain point in our lives all of us develop a negative relationship with the mirror on the wall. It just keeps showing too many lines, too many …

Longevity

The Radical Open Access Collective: building alliances for a progressive, scholar-led commons

The Radical Open Access Collective launched its new website earlier this week. Open access has always been about more than just improving access to …

UK Universities

About oaDOI

This link to an open access version of an article comes through oadoi.org, which indexes millions of articles and delivers open-access full-text …

MIT

All of JSTOR’s Open Content Now Listed on One Page, Searchable Too!

From JSTOR:The launch of a new “Open Content” page that easier exploration of all the open content on the JSTOR platform.JSTOR currently includes a …

Ubiquitous Open Access: Changing culture by integrating OA into user workflows

Complexities in Open Access Discovery Interfaces - Supporting user expectations and stakeholder needs in the Web of Science

The Good News: You Can Download Hawking's PhD For Free; The Bad News: It Took 50 Years To Make It Happen

Techdirt has been writing about the (slow but steady) rise of open access for a decade. That's as long as the Annual International Open Access Week …

Stephen Hawking

EUA questionnaire on Open Access: 2016/17 Survey Results

Presentation of the first results of EUA's 2016/17 survey on Open Access. The survey is focused on the degree of implementation of institutional policies on:<p>1. Open Access to research publications<p>2. Research Data Management<p>3. Open Access to research data<p>Respondents: 338 universities from 39 …

Research

Donald Trump to open access to classified JFK assassination files

Donald Trump has announced he will throw open access to classified files on the assassination of John F. Kennedy.<p>He made the unexpected announcement …

Donald Trump

Open Access Week Events: Does Open Access Matter? 100 Stories of Impact: One Year Later

Abstract<p>A year ago, bepress Managing Director Jean-Gabriel Bankier and Product Marketing Manager Promita Chatterji wrote that it was time to …

Cleveland

Understanding researchers’ intention to publish in open access journals

Purpose – The purpose is to understand how attitudes, norms (injunctive and descriptive), and perceived behavioral control (PBC) (capacity and …

Research

German Scientists Resign from Elsevier Journals Editorial Boards

These researchers join around 200 research institutions that have cut ties with the publishing giant to support the ongoing push for open access and …

Research

PhilArchive: An Open Access E-Print Philosophy Archive

PhilArchive is the revamped and renamed version of the archive service that had previously existed at PhilPapers.David Bourget and David Chalmers, …

Philosophy