Recent links on Open Access
- What’s wrong with scholarly publishing today? A hilarious slide show that sums up the whole mess, with data, and suggests solutions.
- Results of a survey of open-access journals that use the OJS software suggest that running an OA journal can involve very low expenses, and can be a part-time job for the editor.
- Institutional Repositories: Rebirth of the Phoenix, by somebody who manages one. See slides
8 & 9 for reasons why some academics have been reluctant to use institutional repositories.
- At the 2009 American Library Association conference, a librarian calls for an end to the capitalist model of scholarly publishing, and gets supportive responses from the audience.
- Does publishing your article in an OA journal make it more likely to get cited? Here’s a bibliography of research on this question. ‘Recent studies have begun to show that open access increases impact.’
- A spoof press release announces that academic publisher Reed-Elsevier has decided to become a non-profit organisation, and give back all the profits it has made from libraries.