Archive for open access

Dramatic Growth of Open Access: December 11, 2010 early year-end edition

Posted in research with tags on 12 December 2010 by Steve

“In brief: the Directory of Open Access Journals now lists 5,864 titles, having added more than 1,300 over the past year, or close to 4 titles per day …” (more)

[The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics, 11 December]

The economic case for open access in academic publishing

Posted in research with tags on 4 December 2010 by Steve

“As hyperbolic as it may sound, academic publishing is the curator and guardian of the accumulated scientific knowledge of the human race, 1600 to present. It is also a cornerstone of modern science, preferentially selecting well-executed research through the peer review process …” (more)

[HT: Garret McMahon]
[Adam Stevenson, Ars Technica, 29 November]

Academic research website a hit

Posted in research with tags , on 21 October 2010 by Steve

“More than half a million visits have been made to a website to widen access to Irish academic research. The facility which opened in July allows academics, businesses, media and the taxpayers who fund most Irish research to find expertise and previously unknown information …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 21 October]

Trinity College provides online access to its research

Posted in research with tags , on 20 October 2010 by Steve

“Trinity College has adopted a policy similar to that of MIT, Harvard and Stanford to make its scholarly articles available to the public for free online, in a move aimed at broadening access to its research and scholarship …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 20 October]

Is There an Open-Access Citation Advantage?

Posted in research with tags on 20 October 2010 by Steve

“It’s Open Access Week, a worldwide effort to promote open access ‘as a new norm in scholarship and research’, organized by the folks at the Scholarly Publishing and Resources Coalition, or Sparc …” (more)

[Jennifer Howard, Chronicle of Higher Education, 19 October]

Open Access Advantage

Posted in research with tags on 20 October 2010 by Steve

“The 25,000 peer-reviewed journals and refereed conference proceedings that exist today publish about 2.5 million articles per year, across all disciplines, languages and nations. No university or research institution anywhere, not even the richest, can afford to subscribe to all or most of the journals …” (more)

[Science of the Invisible, 19 October]

Dramatic Growth of Open Access: June 30, 2010 (brief version)

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 1 July 2010 by Steve

“The June 30, 2010 issue of The Dramatic Growth of Open Access is now available for viewing or open data download. Highlights this quarter: Open access policy continues to be the headline growth story …” (more)

[The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics, 30 June]