According to empirical data for the recent years, between 2014 and 2017, De Gruyter, via its erstwhile imprint De Gruyter Open, has become the second most important publisher of Open Access journals globally. A Blog Article by Pablo Markin. In her research article published as a pre-print on June 15, 2018 at the open archive HAL, as part of a multi-year research project on scholarly knowledge commons and Open Access transitions, Heather Morrison has presented results of her longitudinal study on the global Open Access publishing market. Morrison has utilized extensive metadata datasets derived from the Directory of Open Access […]
As Open Access Repositories for Data and Articles Rise in Number, Customized Search Engines Serve as Bridges to their Contents
That Google launches a separate search engine for Open Access data sets attests to the increasing importance of Open Access for scientists and the customized search portals that connect between researchers and the content that Open Access repositories store. A Blog Article by Pablo Markin. In early September 2018, Google has launched Dataset Search, which is a customized search engine that restricts its queries to online databases that offer access to Open Access data for scholars, journalists and researchers around the world. As a customized search engine, this portal accesses information only on the basis of how it was classified […]
Open Access Journals and Institutional Repositories in Asia Continue to be Underrepresented in International Directories and Rankings
The lacking visibility of Open Access journals and repositories from the Global South, such as Asian countries, in international directories, e.g., DOAJ, can be due to the hurdles for the implementation of best practices they encounter, which limits access to knowledge, while indicating that university, publisher and funder partnerships can contribute to capacity building and academic quality in the journal publishing market around the world. A Blog Article by Pablo Markin. In their scholarly article published on May 31, 2017, Abrizah, Noorhidawati and Kiran have analyzed the presence of Asia-based Open Access institutional repositories in the Open Directory of Open […]
Searching for literature is something that every scholar does, and sometimes I wonder, am I the only one who finds it the least attractive part of conducting research? According to PubChase’s promotional video I am not, and this is why I decided to write this post. Of course Open Access helps people who: a) are not staff or students of the world’s top universities (and especially those who live in less wealthy countries, where universities and libraries have less money for subscriptions) b) are staff or students of the world’s top universities, but are too lazy to go to the […]
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.