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.
Peter Suber has posted the April 2011 SPARC open access newsletter.
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.
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.
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
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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.
“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.
Anita de Waard has posted a paper on the publishing scientific research without journals. From the paper:
Papers, in their current format, are disjunct from experimental artifacts; they contain images that have been loosely derived from the research data, but there is no way for a reader to click on an image and see the spreadsheets, the calculations, the image bank or processing steps that went into producing that image.
A variety of open access articles:
Greg DeKoenigsberg has posted an interview with Paolo Mangiafico, Director of Digital Information Strategy in the Office of the Provost at Duke University. From the interview:
It’s important to protect individual choice, but at the same time to inform those choices so authors can make decisions that may be more beneficial to themselves and to the broader community than what they might do otherwise. We’ve set the default to openness, and will try to make it easy for Duke authors to be more open, but don’t want to force anybody’s hand if they think it’s not in their interests.
Thanks to Alanna Bradley for the link.