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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

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

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 in ethics research: an analysis of open access availability and author self-archiving behaviour in light of journal copyright restrictions

The current state of open access to journal publications within research areas belonging to the humanities has received relatively little research attention. This study provides a detailed mapping of ... in order to establish open access status (web locations, document versions) of each publication record. Publication records belonging to the 20 most frequently used journal outlets (subset of 597

The weakest link – workflows in open access agreements: the experience of the Vienna University Library and recommendations for future negotiations

In recent years open access (OA) publishing agreements have left a lasting impact on several aspects of the research life cycle, and on the manner in which institutions work with publishers and ... , Academic Librarian, Consortia Management Vienna University Library, AT Profiles: iD About Rita Academic Librarian X close Guido Blechl, Head, Open Access Office Vienna University

Gold open access: the best of both worlds

Gold open access provides free distribution of trustworthy scientific knowledge for everyone. As publication modus, it has to withstand the bad reputation of predatory journals and overcome the

Cultural, ideological and practical barriers to open access adoption within the UK Academy: an ethnographically framed examination

This article presents the results of part of an ethnographic study which examined the perceptions, development and conceptions of open access (OA) practice across the UK higher education environment ... neoliberalised UK academy. He has previously worked extensively in academic libraries in the fields of copyright, inter-lending, open access and academic liaison, and is currently the Mercian Collaboration’s

National licence negotiations advancing the open access transition – a view from Sweden

The National Library of Sweden (NLS) has been working on advancing open access (OA) to scholarly output since 2006. In 2017 the NLS received an appropriation directive from the Government to act as a ... Libraries, National Library of Sweden, SE Profiles: iD X close Camilla Smith, Open Access & Licensing Manager, National Library of Sweden, SE X close Britt-Marie Wideberg

National licence negotiations advancing the open access transition – a view from the UK

Jisc Collections has had agreements with open access (OA) publishers since the mid-2000s. In 2014, following the UK government’s response to the Finch Report, it started to target hybrid OA via ... : DOI: Keywords: Offsetting ,   negotiations ,   open access ,   hybrid ,   gold ,   green ,   sustainability   How to Cite: Earney, L. (2018

The influence of journal publisher characteristics on open access policy trends

Examines SHERPA/RoMEO publisher open access (OA) policy information for 100 publishers over a 13 year period (2004–2016) to consider whether their size, type or country (UK or US) affected the ... appear to be influenced by the national OA policy environment which, considering the global nature of the scholarly journals market, was more pronounced than might have been anticipated. Open access Self

Regional coastal erosion assessment based on global open access data: a case study for Colombia

-consuming and is often hampered by lack of data. To investigate the suitability of global open access data for coastal erosion assessments at regional scale six biogeophysical variables (geological layout ... also allows the coastal erosion hazard levels to be determined for each point at coastlines around the world. The application of the CHW with global open access data was tested for the Caribbean and

Validation of an effective, low cost, Free/open access 3D-printed stethoscope

, especially in low- and middle-income countries. In this publication, we describe the design and validation of a low-cost open-access (Free/Libre) 3D-printed stethoscope which is comparable to the Littmann ... quantitatively compare the sensitivity of a stethoscope model compared with another. In this article, we describe the construction and validation of a low cost, Free/open access 3D printed acoustic

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

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

Completeness and overlap in open access systems: Search engines, aggregate institutional repositories and physics-related open sources

This study examines the completeness and overlap of coverage in physics of six open access scholarly communication systems, including two search engines (Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic), two ... analyses and cross-referencing were performed to determine the completeness and overlap of the system coverage of the six open access systems. The results may enable scholars to select an appropriate open

Examining publishing practices: moving beyond the idea of predatory open access

, and underinclusive, missing many exploitative practices outside the open access sphere. The article examines different business models for scholarly publishing and considers the potential for abuse with

Open Access Research Via Collaborative Educational Blogging: A Case Study from Library & Information Science

placed on the design of the collaborative blogging activity, open access research as a knowledge domain, and analyses of four iterations of the project. Findings from this iterative learning design suggest ... include helping students develop competencies in understanding open access publishing, synthesizing research in the field, and engaging in scholarly communication via collaborative educational blogging

Meteorite fragment, deadly floods and French open-access push

-subscription deals on behalf of 85 Swedish institutions, have foundered over the consortium’s demands that the next agreement cover fees charged to researchers to publish their work under open-access terms. The ... that would “find a sustainable solution in support of Swedish research and its open-access ambitions”. Similar negotiations have broken down in Germany, where the DEAL consortium, which represents German

Cost estimates of an open access mandate for monographs in the UK’s third Research Excellence Framework

The recent ‘Consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework’ (REF) in the UK contains an annex that signals the extension of the open access mandate to monographs. In the service of

Open Access Publishing in the Field of Medical Informatics

The open access paradigm has become an important approach in today’s information and communication society. Funders and governments in different countries stipulate open access publications of funded