Subscription publishers’ responses to last week’s landmark announcement on open access by a dozen major European research funders was nothing if not predictable. Doom and gloom forecasts abounded about the end of… Learn more.
In the worldwide campaign to shift academic publishing to open access, the Germans are fighting a major battle. To many, they look like heroes. “Projekt DEAL” is the name of a German national consortium that inc… Learn more.
Finding a new career can be incredibly difficult. Nevertheless, it is absolutely pertinent to choose something that will maintain your interest for the long run. Workers will benefit most by sticking with the same jo… Learn more.
In academe, ideas cost money. But how much? Advocates for open-access journals say that academic research should be free for everyone to read. But even those proponents acknowledge that publishing costs money — the … Learn more.
Today marks the beginning of the 8th Open Access (OA) week, a global event to highlight all things open access. It also marks three years since the Australasian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) – a coalition of… Learn more.
The issue of open access to research findings has been in the media for a number of reasons lately, some positive – the release of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) open access policy – and some tragic – th… Learn more.
The American Historical Association recently came out with a cautious statement about open access to humanities scholarship. I concur with their concerns about the recommendations made in the Finch Report. That repor… Learn more.