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Jane on April 5th, 2012

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Around the world, academics are protesting against Elsevier’s business practices: Check out this page: nuff said…

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Jane on December 22nd, 2011

1ST THEMATIC CONFERENCE ON THE KNOWLEDGE COMMONS Governing Pooled Knowledge Resources: Building Institutions for Sustainable Scientific, Cultural and Genetic Resource Commons 12-14th September 2012 Universit√© catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium CALL FOR PAPERS TOPIC A variety of initiatives and policies have been proposed that are going beyond “open access”, and aim to facilitate more […]

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Jane on November 24th, 2011

New information has been provided by SHERPA services that shows encouraging statistics for journals in the SHERPA/RoMEO* database. Their blog headline states that 60% of journals allow immediate self-archiving of peer-reviewed articles. When embargoes are taken into account, this rises to 87%. This means that authors can make their final author versions, or in some […]

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Access to Scientific Publications: The Scientist’s Perspective by Yegor Voronin*, Askar Myrzahmetov, Alan Bernstein “Scientific publishing is undergoing significant changes due to the growth of online publications, increases in the number of open access journals, and policies of funders and universities requiring authors to ensure that their publications become publicly accessible. Most studies of the […]

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