Tue, 07/05/2013 - 09:26
The implications of Open Access for libraries will be debated in Westminster at an event hosted by the Libraries All-Party Parliamentary Group.
The date of the debate has yet to be confirmed, but it will include MPs and representatives from the library, publishing, university and academic fields.
Annie Mauger, chief...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 12:39
Richard Fisher, m.d. of academic publishing for Cambridge University Press, has warned that Open Access developments could have consequences for history publishing.
Speaking on the future of academic publishing at the Independent Publishers Guild conference last week (7th March), Fisher noted that the needs of science are being...
Thu, 28/02/2013 - 10:00
Nature Publishing Group has made a majority investment in Switzerland-based Open Access publisher Frontiers, in what is being described as "a strategic alliance to advance the global open science movement".
NPG and Frontiers "will work together to empower researchers to change the way science in communicated, through...
Tue, 26/02/2013 - 10:11
Barack Obama's new directive on Open Access is another indication the UK is being too rigid in its approach, according to UK's Political Studies Association.
The American president yesterday (25th February) issued a US directive to instruct...
Mon, 25/02/2013 - 16:10
President Obama has issued a US directive calling on all federal agencies with annual research and development budgets of $100m or more to provide free online access to the results of that research.
Articles reporting on publicly funded scientific research are to be made available after a 12-month embargo period....
Fri, 15/02/2013 - 07:00
Journals publishers are under increasing pressure to demonstrate the value they bring to research through added editorial quality in an era of "author pays" Open Access, attendees at an NUJ seminar hosted by the Wellcome Institute heard last week (6th February).
The NUJ's Pete Wrobel said the union had been "...
Fri, 01/02/2013 - 07:25
Learned Societies have continued to warn of potential "very negative consequences" to the government's Open Access policy, following publication of an open letter condemning the policy as "a real threat to the international standing of British universities and research.
Mon, 28/01/2013 - 11:05
Eleven leading academic associations have written an open letter condemning the government's plans for open access publishing as a “rushed policy” which poses a real threat to the “international standing of British Universities and research”.
The letter, signed by groups such as The Royal Historical...
Fri, 07/12/2012 - 08:00
Hopes that the US will follow where the UK leads in terms of Open Access for publicly funded scholarship may be wide of the mark, conference delegates heard last week.
Speaking at an Academy of Social Sciences conference on the implementation of the Finch Report (29th-30th November), Dr Felice Levine, executive...
Thu, 19/07/2012 - 09:22
International scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishers association STM has criticised the European Commission's stance on "green" model open access, following publication of its Commission Recommendation on access to scientific information on Tuesday (17th July).
STM said it was pleased that the EC had...