Recently, I wrote about an extremely useful iPhone app, which allows users to access the arXiv.org repository on their mobile. However, do not worry if you are an Android device user, as there is another app available for this mobile platform. What is more, in my view this app is much more useful than the one developed for the iPhone.
Knowledge Unlatched is an interesting Open Access initiative, which aims to build a platform to facilitate the cooperation between scholarly authors, publishers and libraries within an Open Access model. Knowledge Unlatched focuses on the key relationship between the publisher and the library. Publishers who agree to issue scholarly books (or ebooks) in the Open Access model would see Knowledge Unlatched bear the fixed costs associated with this process. In turn, the funds required for the project are provided by partner libraries. To achieve this goal Knowledge Unlatched recently launched its Pilot Collection.
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 considering of publishing your monograph in an open access model, there are usually two paths to choose from: One – you can publish in Green OA, which means adding the already published book to a specially prepared repository (self-archiving); two – you can choose the Gold OA model and submit your manuscript to an OA […]
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 the good news is that it has just launched an Open Access fund for its users.
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 desktops to search or deposit new research directly through the website arxiv.org. But this is not the only way to use the repository now. Today, with almost every reader owning a tablet or a smartphone, users can take advantage of all types of applications, as well as seamless connection to the Internet. Moreover, these devices […]