This new guide from SPARC [pdf] includes the following steps for researchers to consider “to help create a more equitable publishing system”. They include the following: Consider the benefits of open access Examine the subscription prices charged by journals Know … Continue reading
The Scholarly Kitchen discusses the initial step of journal editors who sift through papers for “quality, relevance, and scientific interest” before sending to peer reviewer to evaluate. Kent Anderson provides interesting figures on rejection rates without external peer review, and … Continue reading
OEPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) announced the launch of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), which “provides a searchable index to the information about [peer reviewed open access] books, with links to the full texts of the … Continue reading
Digital Scholarship has released Research Data Curation Bibliography. It includes “selected English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions”. Click here for more information.
The Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s biggest research charities, is adopting a stronger approach to ensure the works of funded scientists make results freely available within six months of first publication. The organization is also in the final stages … Continue reading
The World Bank announced that it is introducing a new Open Access policy, effective July 1, 2012. World Bank research outputs and knowledge products will be deposited into a new Open Knowledge Repository. Click here for the full news release.