How the Academic Publishing Oligopoly Skews Debates on the Cost of Publishing
We should be nurturing the kinds of publishing cultures we want to see: those that value the labour needed to care for publishing and that work in harmony with research communities rather than extract from them, argues Samuel Moore.
Empfehlungen für eine nationale Open-Science-Strategie in Österreich
Die Arbeitsgruppe Open-Science-Strategie des Open Science Network Austria (OANA) hat Empfehlungen für eine nationale Open Science Strategie in Österreich erarbeitet und lädt ein, das Dokument bis zum 05.04.2020 online zu annotieren bzw. zu kommentieren.
What happened instead of us sitting down and thinking how we could spend our money in the most technologically savvy way to the benefit of science, scholars and society. A generation later, roughly US$300 billion poorer and none the wiser, it seems.
Of Mythical Beasts and Zero-Embargo Mandates | Advancing Discovery | Springer Nature
Last year, everyone in U.S. academic publishing had strong opinions about a mythical beast that all had heard about but none had actually seen: a rumored Executive Order from the White House Office of Science and Technology that would mandate immediate public availability of research results by federally-funded authors.
Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images Into Public Domain
For the first time in its 174-year history, the Smithonian Institution has launched a new open access platform high-resolution images from across its collections for patrons to peruse and download free of charge.
Read-and-Publish Open Access Deals Are Heightening Global Inequalities in Access to Publication
Opinion piece argues that Plan S deals have streamlined open access provision in the global North while exacerbating existing inequalities in scholarly publishing, by establishing and entrenching a two-tier system of scholarly publishing based on access to funds.
PLOS and the University of California Announce Open Access Publishing Agreement
The Public Library of Science (PLOS) and the University of California (UC) announced a two-year agreement that will make it easier and more affordable for UC researchers to publish in the nonprofit open access publisher’s suite of journals.
Evaluation of Cancellation of Journal Agreement with Elsevier 2018
For 17 months, the Bibsam Consortium did not have an agreement with the world's largest scholarly publisher, Elsevier. There is now a summary of the consequences for the consortium, the concerned organizations and their researchers.
Offline: Scientific publishing - trust and tribulations
Scientific publishers as we know them today remain a threatened species. They will have to do more to prove their added value to science and society. Unless they do so, they may not deserve to survive.
ACM Signs New Open Access Agreements with Four Leading Universities
New ACM Open Publishing Model Promises to Accelerate ACM's Transition to Full Open Access New York, NY, January 23, 2020-ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, entered into transformative open access agreements with several of its largest institutional customers, including the University of California (UC), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Iowa State University (ISU). The agreements, which run for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2020, cover both access to and open access publication in ACM's journals, proceedings and magazines for these universities, and represent the first transformative open access agreements for ACM. "This joint agreement shows …