Paladyn is a behavioral robotics journal now published online only. The journal began in 2010 and has already published 4 volumes. It is worth mentioning that behavioral robotics is a relatively narrow and new field, so it was not easy for Paladyn to gain readership. The first three volumes were published in collaboration with Springer and were subscription based, but it was hard to maintain this kind of journal on a low subscription market. That is why its fourth volume was published by Versita (which is now the De Gruyter Open brand) in an Open Access model. The publication costs […]
De Gruyter Commits to Open Access. Over 400 Titles Available to Read, Download and Share under De Gruyter Open Imprint
Leading academic publisher De Gruyter announced recently the launch of De Gruyter Open, a one-stop publishing destination focused on bringing Open Access to the group’s increasingly diversified portfolio. The move reflects De Gruyter’s continuous effort to offer complete and comprehensive publishing solutions to their rapidly growing range of partners. There is no doubt that the past two years have proven transformative for the publisher, whose activity can be traced all the way back to the 18th century. The company has recently witnessed a notable expansion in its global reach thanks to a series of strategic acquisitions – from partnering with […]
There were several significant changes on the blog in the past few weeks. You might have missed some of them, so let me run through them quickly: 1) As you have probably noticed, Openscience.com has a new layout and design which we hope will match the way you use our website. We encourage you to follow the news and opinions as well as the guides and manuals. You can also follow us with RSS feed. 2) The owner of the blog – Versita – now operates under the De Gruyter Open brand. Visit the De Gruyter Open website and follow […]
I have planned to entitle this post “Why Open Access is not growing faster? Part two – the policy of public authorities”, however I changed my mind in the face of positive news form United States of America. The Congress approved 2014 omnibus appropriations legislation and now it is awaiting the President’s signature. This bill introduces an obligation to every federal agency under the jurisdiction of the Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education And Related Agencies Committee and funded under mentioned Act, that has research and development expenditures in excess of $100,000,000 per year, to develop a Federal research public […]
Some events or turning points in history are noisy and receive attention. Others happen silently, with minimum or no public recognition. That is why it is sometimes a good idea to look back and understand the lesser-known moments, which have important implications from today’s perspective, particularly since this gives us an opportunity to investigate trends of development and to prepare for future ones. One of such silent but crucial point for open access was an announcement made by the European Commission in August last year. According to research, as many as half of peer reviewed articles published in 2011, were freely accessible on the […]
Last week brought news of positive and interesting developments in the world of Open Access. Among them, a milestone in the development of DOAJ, an injection of cash for the Knowledge Unlatched project, Mikael Laakso’s new article on Green OA, and the digital collection of the British Library.