Are you, or would like to become, a book author? Visit our other guides. Open Access is entering steadily into the Humanities and Social Sciences, and is now considered as an alternative to the traditional way of publishing monographs and scientific books. If you are […]
The Wellcome Library is a part of the Wellcome Trust and specializes in medical history. It holds two and a half million titles, and a growing collection of contemporary biomedical information relating to consumer health, popular science, biomedical ethics and public understanding of science. And […]
With more than 875,000 e-papers – mainly in computer science, statistics, physics and mathematics – arXiv.org is a very well known repository where scientists and researchers can find articles and papers published in Green Open Access. ArXiv has traditionally been accessed by academics from their […]
Open Access Week is an international annual event during which universities, institutions and other organizations hold conferences, seminars, workshops and similar events to celebrate and promote the idea of Open Access. This year’s Open Access Week, which officially lasts from 21 to 27 October, is […]
It is hard to believe, but it has been 10 years since the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities was proclaimed. Signed now by over 450 institutions worldwide, it was an important step in the development and popularization of […]
Despite the rapid pace of development, Open Access still needs to be promoted amongst scientists and researchers, as well as those who wish to use free access for research results. This is especially true since OA is variously defined and has consequently evolved in many […]
The development and popularity of open access is accelerating. This is confirmed by numerous reports and can be ascertained directly by looking at the sheer number of scientific articles on the Internet. This impression is also confirmed by a new report recently released by Wiley.
If you are looking for unrestricted scientific material, for example in the form of free editions of journals, the Internet is the place to look. Open Access enjoys the full benefits of the web, and I can venture to say that without the Internet there […]
You could say that October is the month for Open Access. The list of events and conferences on the subject is already impressive and increasing every day. What awaits us then in the next four weeks?