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Trends in Open Access

Here at UCF, we recently celebrated the 8th International Open Access Week ( Open Access, the free and unfettered access to research online, is an ever evolving ... , including author rights, open access, and sustainable publishing options. In this article, Sarah talks about the open access movement, including current and emerging trends in this ever-evolving area of

When Is Open Access Not Open Access?

As open access grows in prominence, so too has confusion about what open access means; such confusion arises from a genuine misunderstanding of open access by funders, authors, editors, and ... An Open Access Publication1 is one that meets the following two conditions: 1. The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide

Open Access Panel Discussion

on Open Access publishing and the Libraries efforts to adapt to these trends, including the newly created Office of Scholarly Communication and their visual representation of the Research Lifecycle at ... , not only with trends in their own elds, but with the changes in scholarly publishing – such as Open Access ( and digital copyright – that affect  how their research is

Open Access Metadata for Journals in Directory of Open Access Journals: Who, How, and What Scheme?

Open access (OA) is a form of publication that allows some level of free access to scholarly publications. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a repository to which OA journals may apply ... Shrinking library budgets, rising vendor profits, ethics of freedom of information in scholarly research, and advancements in digital archiving and information retrieval have spurred the open access (OA

Open Access and Scientific Societies

Societies are encouraged to consider their own open-access experiments within the context of the communities they serve. ... recurring concerns about the benefits and risks associated with open-access publishing in medicine and the biological sciences. - Smembers, their broader scholarly cientific societies serve their

Open Access Increases Citation Rate

PLoS Biology has published a research article that investigates a bibliometric rather than a biological question: do open-access articles have a citation advantage? ... immediately recognized and cited than non-OA articles. As such, it adds objective support to the belief we have always held that open-access publication speeds up scientific dialog between researchers and

Will open access increase journal CiteScores? An empirical investigation over multiple disciplines

This paper empirically studies the effect of Open Access on journal CiteScores. We have found that the general effect is positive but not uniform across different types of journals. In particular, we ... effects of Open Access as a function of propensity to be treated. The results are robust to a number of sensitivity checks and falsification tests. Our findings shed new light on Open Access effect on

Point-of-Care Information in Open Access: A Time to Sow?

The PLOS Medicine Editors support expanding the global benefits of clinical point-of-care information through open access and note challenges that may arise along the way. ... Paul Simpson. Druin Burch (Consulting Editor) is a co-author of this editorial OPEN ACCESS - Taking care of patients requires access to recent and reliable information. In high-income settings, what

Poor Health in Rich Countries: A Role for Open Access Journals

In the October editorial, the PLOS Medicine Editors argue that the health of poor people in rich countries is of global significance and discuss why Open Access journals are particularly well suited ... Role for Open Access Journals The PLOS Medicine Editors Copyright: 2013 PLoS Medicine Editors. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License

On the Path to Global Open Access: A Few More Miles to Go

The PLoS Medicine editors reflect on the recent debate about access to medical journals via HINARI, and what now needs to be done to increase open access in the developing world. ... Few More Miles to Go The PLoS Medicine Editors Copyright: 2011 PLoS Medicine Editors. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which

Handicapping the Race for the Last Mile?: A Critique of Open Access Rules for Broadband Platforms

owners must provide open access to unaffiliated companies wishing to use the platforms. Addressing current arguments made by companies seeking mandatory open access rules for broadband platforms, this

Open Access in Italy: Achievements and Future Prospects

The Open Access (OA) movement in Italy enjoys the active participation of single universities, research centres and supercomputing consortia. An overview of OA initiatives in Italy is followed by a ... , scholarly communication, and open access in Italy and abroad. She is actively involved with INFER, the Italian National Forum on Electronic Resources, and with SELL, the Southern European Libraries Link. The

An Open-Access Review to Determine Best Evidence-Based Practice for COPD

to identify specific interventions supported by evidence for consumers with COPD using an open-access database for OT. Method: A thematic synthesis of 102 articles available on COPD via the open-access ... provide best practice. ease of interpretation by practitioners. A thematic OTseeker is a free, online open-access synthesis is a qualitative approach, which aims to database that contains abstracts of

How to reach a wider audience with open access publishing: what research universities can learn from universities of applied sciences

university (i.c. UvA) and a university of applied sciences (i.c. AUAS) become particularly clear when we look at the aim and implementation of open access policies. The open access plan of the AUAS removes not ... access policy of the AUAS. Keywords: university ,   university of applied science ,   open access ,   dissemination. valorisation ,   language   How to Cite: Woutersen-Windhouwer, S

Numeracy: Open-Access Publishing to Reduce the Cost of Scholarly Journals

costs are escalating, in the process impacting the role of the library in advancing scholarly communication . This paper examines some of the economic issues concerning open-access (OA) journal publishing ... the percentage changes by Library of Congress subject. The contrast between the relative rate of change of subscription prices and the CPI is stunning (last rows of the table). Open-Access Journals as

Providing Open-Access Know How for Directors of Quantitative and Mathematics Support Centers

new handbook, which is the outgrowth of a 2013 NSF-sponsored, national workshop attended by 23 QMaSC directors from all quarters of the U.S., is available open access on the USF Scholar Commons and in

Looking for commitment: Finnish open access journals, infrastructure and funding

a joint project which aims to provide the journals with the support they need for making a transition to open access. The project has launched an OJS-based shared publication platform ( ... libraries for these journals have been very small, it is not possible to simply use these funds to pay for open access. Instead, the project has been working on a consortium-based model, under which the

Five principles to navigate a bumpy golden road towards open access

The publishing ecosystem of the future will be built on several models such as offsetting agreements as well as various open access publishing channels. The LIBER Open Access Working Group has issued ... About Sofie I'm working as an Analyst at Stockholm University Library where I'm involved in developing the Stockholm University Press organisation where we publish Open Access books and journals. We aim

Open-Access Crystallography Database Administration: Preparation and Upload of 400 Structures

Since 2004, Portland State's Nano-Crystallography Group has provided crystallographic resources including five interactive open-access databases (educational subset of the Crystallographic Open ... this and additional works at: Let us know how access to this document benefits you Open-access Crystallography database administration: Preparation and upload

Not-So-Open Access to Legal Scholarship: Balancing Stakeholder Interests with Copyright Principles

Last February, John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, issued a new policy designed to increase open access to federally-financed research. The ... Research Commons - Article 2 NOT-SO-OPEN ACCESS TO LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP: BALANCING STAKEHOLDER INTERESTS WITH COPYRIGHT PRINCIPLES By Christopher J. Ryan, Jr.* I. INTRODUCTION A. Recent Developments in