By Hannah Stokes Elizabeth Barron is a Lecturer of French at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. She has interests in the Eighteenth Century, narrative styles and their similarity to political processes, and human rights. However, during her professional career, Elizabeth has never formally published anything. “I don’t do real research; I just make blogs.” (One of them, and the one that includes some of the ideas expressed in this interview, can be found HERE). In spite of this, Elizabeth has recently become aware of and taken a great interest in Open Access Publishing and has kindly offered to share her […]
Open Access grows year by year. Governments and institutions introduce OA policies and try to provide funding without which expansion of this publishing model would not be possible. But still, the most important factor of the development of OA is a readiness of researchers and academics to accept and publish in this model. That is why the opinions and insights of authors on Open Access publishing are very important.
Another good week for Open Access: Cultural Anthropology, Auslegung: A Journal of Philosophy and DOAJ
This week was full of good news for Open Access. A couple of days ago I wrote about the switch of the Cultural Anthropology (published by the American Anthropological Association) to the OA model. This was just the first example of this week’s transition into Open Access.
Last week I have published a post about visibility and citations in Open Access. The post was referring to the results of two separate reports related to the subject. As the question of visibility and citations in OA journals and books remains valid, being a subject of intense debate in scientific community, the issue is worth exploring.
Transition from the closed publishing model to Open Access is becoming more fashionable. The last few years saw numerous examples of such changes – both large and small, and it is good news when another publisher decides to join this trend.
Green Open Access is now the most popular way to publish scientific papers at no cost. The number of repositories worldwide is huge, and it is sometimes difficult to even determine how many of them have been launched. Institutions, foundations, universities – all are interested in launching repositories for OA articles. However, not all of these repositories contain valuable scientific materials. So, how does one find a repository that is rich in content? This tool can make this job easier.