22 April 2017
27 March 2017
The Medical Center Hour’s annual A John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture Wednesday featured Brandon Butler, the Director of Information Policy for the University Library. Butler discussed the role of fake, “predatory” journals and conferences in the modern academic world of medical research. He stressed the relevant consequences of these predatory publishers and deemed them a distraction, suggesting that academic research faces crucial threats as it grapples with the need to share knowledge quickly and honestly.
14 February 2017
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have formed a partnership to advance scientific communication and open access publishing. The partnership will also ensure open access to research funded by the Gates Foundation and published in the Science family of journals.
12 January 2017
The number of predatory publishers is skyrocketing – and they’re eager to pounce on unsuspecting scholars.
15 December 2016
Eight highly-visible organizations today announced the launch of the Open Research Funders Group, a partnership designed to increase access to research outputs. With nearly $5 billion in combined annual grants conferred, these organizations are committed to using their positions to foster more open sharing of research articles and data. This openness, the members believe, will accelerate the pace of discovery, reduce information-sharing gaps, encourage innovation, and promote reproducibility.
US Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot Report Takes Additional Steps Towards Open Data, Nods at Open Access to Publications
17 October 2016
This afternoon, Vice President Biden presented a comprehensive report on his Cancer Moonshot Initiative during an event at the White House. He noted that while the Moonshot has sparked a new sense of urgency in the cancer research arena, large challenges remain, including a lack of coordination among researchers, an outdated research funding culture, and (no surprise here) the continued slow communication of crucial information about the disease.
04 August 2016
The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive literature review on strategies for converting subscription journals to open access.
13 July 2016
A total of 707,798 articles were published with the CC-BY license in open access-only journals by members of Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) during the period shown above, with 160,955 of those being published in 2015.
30 June 2016
Open Access 2020 is an international initiative that aims to induce the swift, smooth and scholarly-oriented transformation of today’s scholarly journals from subscription to open access publishing.
A Cloud on the 2020 Horizon. Realising the European Open Science Cloud: first report and recommendations
20 June 2016
On 20 June 2016, the Commission High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (HLEG EOSC) made the draft of their first report available: A Cloud on the 2020 Horizon. Realising the European Open Science Cloud: first report and recommendations. The Commission will review the draft report shortly and publish the final version in the course of the summer.