JSTOR has granted free public access to parts of its archives, containing millions of scientific articles. This decision does not necessarily mean that JSTOR is moving completely towards Open Access, but it is certainly good news for anyone looking for free research materials.
The benefits of Open Access publishing have been discussed in numerous places; they are well understood and appreciated by many people by now. Whether it is a question of reaching a dramatically wider audience, or improving ones chances to be read and cited, Open Access […]
Open Access publishing is a rapidly expanding market, generating new types of activities and business models. Since this emerging framework involves many different stakeholders, their vested interests are bound to clash. Is it possible to reconcile the conflicting interests of authors, publishers and libraries, and […]
The PLoS blog is gearing up nicely for Open Access Week (October 22-28 — make sure you’re there) by asking How Open Is It? We are quite used to seeing the term Open Access (OA) bandied about, so the question PLoS are raising, as a natural extension to whether […]
The progress of science wouldn’t be possible without scientific journals, which play a key role in reporting new research findings. With thousands of scientific journals published today, obviously of various quality – there is a need – for authors, readers, librarians or funders alike – to […]