Paul Jump has a new post on a recent report about alternate models of journal publishing. From the post:
The report rejects a number of alternative proposals for wider access put forward by publishers. These include offering UK-wide access licences for subscription journals, which it deems too expensive for universities, and “pay-per-view” models, which are considered unlikely to lead to substantial increases in access.
Note: OEN is indebted to the OATP project on Connotea for many of its open access stories.
George Siemens has a new post on Lawrence Lessig’s recent focus on open access. From the post:
An academic doesn’t get paid to produce an article – at least not directly. She publishes because it’s part of her work and her research. However, once published, access to her work is essentially blocked as only those libraries and universities that have purchased access can make the article available to students.
Related: a post at Discover magazine on how to access scientific papers for free.
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.
Kathy Kowalenko has a new post the IEEE’s plan towards open access. From the post: