Green OA or Gold OA? The advantages and disadvantages of either model remains a never-ending topic of discussion. Both sides of the dispute have valid arguments and motivations, which makes it difficult to determine whether this debate has a chance of ever reaching a definite […]
DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) is a well-known organization with the aim to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals. Right now you can find 9642 journals and 1120611 articles on the website.
With the spread of Open Access in the scientific community, now universities, institutions and sometimes even governments introduce special policies to standardize the process of sharing and publishing research results in an open and free-of-charge way. Over the past few years, dozens of universities have […]
Open Access and the Internet are almost inseparable. Without the Internet, OA would have not spread and developed as fast as it had, or perhaps not at all. However, the Internet is not only a tool of dissemination; it also impacts the shape of the […]
More than two weeks ago the 2nd Annual Global Meeting of the Global Research Council in Berlin had ended. The conference gathered the heads of 70 research-funding organizations from around the world. Among the many topics discussed was also the matter of Open Access.
Open Access is still a relatively new publishing model that needs good promotion, if it is to grow. However, the current state of affairs in the scientific community that still supports publishing in traditional journals with prestigious IF does not help. Despite that, OA publishers […]
Open Access as a model for publishing research results in the form of a book or article by scholars is becoming more commonplace and more widely accepted by the scientific community. However, despite the many advantages, some scientists are still quite reluctant to publish in […]
Journal Impact Factor. For some it is one of the most important metrics of an article’s scientific credibility. For others, it is just an aberration that does not measure anything but “prestige”. One thing is for sure, the IF has become a great headache for […]
There are not many funds that cover the costs of publishing Open Access books. When you say – Open Access, you think – articles in scientific journals. Almost every new funding initiative at universities focuses on publications in journals. For scientists who conduct research in […]