I have undertaken an overview of research papers about Open Access (OA) to answer the question as to where are we now on the road to fully open scientific publishing. I hope that this summary will be as helpful to people who are generally familiar […]
Some Open Access advocates opt for permissive licensing of scientific works, in particular for the use of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. It allows republishing, translations and modifications, regardless of its purpose and without prior permission of the author. However, the work must be […]
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.
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 […]
In our previous post, we mentioned the importance of the OAPEN-UK project, which aims to explore the impact of Open Access on the humanities and social sciences. Among the key elements of this project, we find a survey covering issues such as attitudes toward OA […]