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.
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:
Paul Jump has published an article on green OA as “electronic buckets”. From the post:
…repositories are essentially “electronic buckets” with no quality control. He also expressed doubts that the academy would be able to successfully introduce peer review to such repositories, partly because it would be difficult to attract reviewers who had no “brand allegiance” to the repositories.
Link and commentary by Leslie Carr.
Richard Poynder has a new post on the state of open access and PLoS ONE. From the post:
Certainly PLoS ONE has proved controversial. This became evident to me last year, when a researcher drew my attention to a row that had erupted over a paper the journal had published on “wind setdown”.
K. Jane Burpee has a new post introducing Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN). From the post:
…a collaborative initiative in Open Access publishing for humanities and social sciences monographs. It aims to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Leslie Carr has a new post on the sixth star of open data. From the post:
In my previous posting I proposed the idea of the 5 stars of open access. There is of course one feature that the original “taxonomy” misses out completely – repositories! Not just “my favourite repository platform”, but the idea of persistent, curated storage.