Most of you who have stumbled across this blog should already know by now that it’s Open Access Week. Day One has already kicked off with a bang: PLoS, SPARC and OASPA released the final version of their Open Access Spectrum guide. It’s surely going to be a valuable resource that will help authors make informed decisions on where to publish as well as reframing the debate by asking: How Open Is It? I’ll have more on this toward the end of the week. In other news:
- World Bank and SPARC Announce Open Access Week 2012 are running a Liveblog & Webcast (starting tonight at 20:00 GMT).
- A new digital publication, Open Access Now, has launched.
- With the number of scholarly and scientific Open Access journals currently growing at a rate of more than a thousand per year, SURF (a Dutch higher education and research partnership) is attempting to create an “objective quality test” that allows researchers to navigate the ever bewildering academic publishing landscape.
- Open Access Ahoy: An Interview with Ubiquity Press.
- Creative Commons is host to a whole number of events that are worth checking out.
- Lastly, Versita Publishing is running a competition for young scholars to submit book proposals based on their thesis research.
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