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Creative Commons Licenses: What do they mean?

Many subscription journals now offer authors the opportunity to publish under an open access license policy. Instead of the traditional model in which readers must either subscribe to the journal or purchase an article in order to read it, the open access model provides immediate, … 685 more words

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In the news: Gates Foundation will require all research to be open access

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have announced that research the foundation has invested in must now be published in open access journals. The foundation funds a wide variety of healthcare projects but perhaps most noticeably funds research into illnesses which only affect a small handful of people. 220 more words

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Jonathan Gray reviews Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future by Martin Eve

Open access for scholarly communication in the Humanities faces some longstanding cultural/social and economic challenges. Deep traditions of scholarly authority, reputation and vetting, relationships with publishers, etc. 415 more words

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Jack Andraka and the power of Open Access

I had the privilege of hearing Jack Andraka speak at the recent Pediatric Innovation Summit.  I’d heard the basics of his story before:  He’d had a relative die of pancreatic cancer, and at the age of 14 or 15, he decided there ought to be a better test to detect the disease.   147 more words


Gates Foundation moves on Open Access and Open Data Publishing; NSF should too

Quoting from the Nature blog:

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced the world’s strongest policy in support of open research and open data. If strictly enforced, it would prevent Gates-funded researchers from publishing in well-known journals such as Nature and Science.

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Journal subscriptions - Wiley, Oxford University Press, Springer

Following on from Tim Gowers work exploring the amount Russell Group universities pay Elsevier for access to journals, I started submitting freedom of information requests to the same universities, asking what they spent on journal subscriptions to… 1,425 more words

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Counting the Costs of Open Access

Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Higher Education Funding Councils are the two most significant providers of public funding for research in the UK. Both have recently introduced new requirements for UK research organisations to make their published outputs openly accessible. 170 more words