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Open Peer Review

Jennifer Howard has a new post on a recent grant given to explore the concept of open peer review. From the post:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has given New York University Press and MediaCommons a $50,000 grant to take a closer look at open, or peer-to-peer (P2P), review, the press announced today.

SPARC OA April Newsletter

Peter Suber has posted the April 2011 SPARC open access newsletter.

OA Doesn’t Increase Citations, According to Study

Ben Wieder has a new post reporting on a study that indicates open access does not increase citations. From the post:

Mr. Davis suggests that this may be because access is not a problem for most researchers who would cite the articles in their own work.

Also covered on the Science 2.0 blog.

UK Ed Policy and Publishers

Ross Gardler has a new post questioning the influence of publishers on UK education policy. From the post:

As a result of the JISCs desire to understand reality, rather than succumb to marketing messages from big companies back in 2003, they have been instrumental in the creation of policies and practices which have started to level the playing field for open source suppliers in our sector.

Open Access Support by the Nature Publishing Group

Lisa Green has a new post on open access support from the Nature Publishing Group. From the post:

Last month, the company announced that an additional 15 of its journals now offer open access options. And this week, the company announced a brand new online open access journal called Scientific Reports. With this launch, a full 80% of NPG academic and society journals and 50% of all journals the company publishes offer open access options to authors

OER for Multicultural Classroom

Stian Haklev has a new post about using open educational resources within a multicultural classroom. From the post:

…in the case of University of Toronto, I argued that students should be encouraged to include resources in their mother tongues when doing research for papers (and indeed other languages that they might happen to speak), and the existence of Open Access journals can play an important role here – because not every university can afford to subscribe to databases of foreign journals.

Questioning the Benefits of Open Access

“Trashbird1240″ has a new post questioning the benefits of open access. From the post:

After doing a little research and hearing a few opinions, I will not advocate Open Access for right now, the way I advocate free software. I will tell people “Free Software is better for personal and academic liberty, and creates a society with better values.” I can’t say the same things in support of Open Access.