Recent links on Open Access
- Free Electronic Textbooks Do Not Hurt Print Sales, Report Says: And naturally the journalist reporting the story found a publisher who disputes the study’s findings. Let’s wait to see the final report when it’s published.
- What are the current feelings on ResearchGate starting it’s own preprint (self archive) service? A discussion about whether ResearchGate, a social networking site for researchers, is doing something useful by offering a self-archiving service.
- How and why researchers disseminate their findings: ‘Our survey shows that over 60% of researchers believe that open access repositories are either “not important” or “not applicable” to the dissemination of their research. . . . 52% of physical sciences and mathematics researchers say open access repositories are “important” or “very important”; whereas only 25% of humanities researchers say the same.’
- Open Medicine provides medical knowledge to the public: An alternative to Wikipedia?
- The Open College Textbook Act of 2009: A bill has been introduced in the US Congress stipulating that ‘textbooks created through grants distributed by Federal agencies . . . shall be licensed under an open license’.
- The Journal Manifesto 2.0: An Open Access manifesto for researchers.
- Philosophers call for Open Access: One says: ‘for many years I have been crossing out portions of copyright forms that prevent me from posting papers online’.
- The Un-Scientific Method: or, how good science becomes bad press: What every journalist should know before reporting on scientific research, and how OA can help.