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urgency in the cancer research arena, large challenges remain, including a lack of coordination among researchers, an outdated research funding culture, and (no surprise here) the continued slow communication of crucial information about the disease.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.
15 June 2016
The European Union Competitiveness Council recently agreed that all publically funded scientific papers published in Europe should be made free to access by 2020. The Norwegian Government aims to make Norway a cautious forerunner in the work to make research results openly available, the State Secretary Bjørn Haugstad stated at the EU conference on open access in April.
17 May 2016
Elsevier’s acquisition of the Social Science Research Network, with plans to strengthen it alongside Mendeley’s technology platform, marks a significant advancement for each community of users.