Recent links on Open Access
- Opening up research for better returns on taxpayers’ investment: JISC’s guide to Open Access ‘is being launched to support UK researchers in opening up their work for better returns on taxpayers’ investment. The increased impact of wider access to academic research papers could be worth approximately £170 million per year to the UK economy.’
- Wrong Advice On Open Access: History Repeating Itself: ‘With every good intention, Jason Baird Jackson — in “Getting Yourself Out of the Business in Five Easy Steps” is giving the wrong advice on Open Access, recommending a strategy that has not only been tried and has failed and been superseded already,’ writes Stevan Harnad.
- A *really* open university: The idea of iTunes U is that ‘universities can upload content for distribution on iTunes, generally for free’.
- Hybrid journal pricing (1): Impending Oxford Open price increases: ‘Article processing charges so far seem to spiral up in the same way as subscription charges did in the past.’
- Hybrid Journal pricing (II): when and by how much will we see EMBO
prices decrease? ‘If publishers like NPG/EMBO do not keep their promise to adjust their pricing in response to increased OA uptake and published output, we in effect have an additional revenue model, not a mixed revenue model. In this case, universities who have installed an open access fund, should indeed ask themselves whether such journals should not be excluded from their gold OA funding on a matter of principle.’
- Open Access at Concordia: What it Means to You and Your Research: ‘A Quick Reference Card that covers most of the issues brought forward by Faculty members following recent presentations at the Faculty Councils on Open Access at Concordia by Mr. Gerald Beasley, the University Librarian.’