The Research Information Network released “Accessibility, Sustainability, Excellence: How to Expand Access to Research Publications. Report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Findings”. “This report tackles the important question of how to achieve better, faster access to … Continue reading
PEER “has been investigating the potential effects of the large-scale, systematic depositing of authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts (so called Green Open Access or stage-two research output) on reader access, author visibility, and journal viability, as well as on the broader … Continue reading
AuthorAID is a free international research community that “helps researchers in developing countries to publish and otherwise communicate their work. It also serves as a wider global forum to discuss and disseminate research”. Researchers world-wide will benefit from the Resources … Continue reading
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) recently released a report (pdf) called “The potential effect of making journals free after a six month embargo”. Conclusions: – “The impact on all publishers’ revenues would be considerable” – “It … Continue reading
The June issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter is now available. The issue discusses the growth of “libre open access, or open access that is not merely free of charge but free for use and reuse under open licenses”.
The latest update to the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (May 30th, 2012) is now available, listing links to resources (articles, books, etc) that are “useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet”.