by Emily Poznanski Thomas Williams, a final year medical student at Cambridge University, shares his views on Open Access publishing. Having just published his first article in Open Access, he talks to OpenScience about scholarly publishing, including the peer review process, the Impact Factor and […]
I wrote recently about the Congress of United States and another attempt to pas a bill on Open Access, the FASTR. The bill has not been put to a vote yet but it seems that the White House does not want to wait for a […]
Authors, who wish to publish Open Access book, face at some point the problem of choosing the right publisher. In every case, a choice of publisher is a very individual decision and it depends on the author’s preference of license model, the cost of APCs, […]
Academic publisher Versita has recently introduced a new OA title in its social science and humanities Open Access Book Series.
The University of Cambridge, following the recommendations of the Finch report, has recently announced changes in its own Open Access policy as well as in Creative Commons licences. What has changed compared to the previous state of affairs?
Since 2006 three “different” Open Access bills have been introduced by Congress and all of them were dismissed. These bills were an attempt to establish more efficient OA policy for government agencies. Despite previous failures, a few days ago, a new OA bill was introduced […]
The Open Access movement has been struggling with the funding issues since its very beginning. The model is not cost-free, and requires appropriate funding to grow and expand. But the issues of funding does not only refer to its sources, but also to the question […]
Modern mobile technology provides many new opportunities for the development of Open Access. Smartphones and tablets are now in common use and are useful tools for researchers, academics and students. Thanks to the digitization of content, scientific articles and books are widely available via the […]
Open Access has become a part of the scientific mainstream; in many academic disciplines, such as technology, engineering, and mathematics publishing in this model is now quite common. However, the situation in social science and humanities is much less comforting. At the same time, the OA model seems to be a perfect match for these disciplines, since it offers researchers specializing in these […]
In 2011 David J Solomon and Bo-Christer Björk published a very interesting paper: “Publication Fees in Open Access Publishing: Sources of Funding and Factors Influencing Choice of Journal.” It revealed fascinating data about Open Access publishing, APCs and other factors, which influenced the choice of a publication model by authors. The results of this survey are well worth […]