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Blogs selected for Week November 11, 2019 to November 17, 2019

1. Can Geowalling Save Open Access? Geowalling open content is proposed yet again. Jean-Claude Burgelman, the Open Access Envoy of the European Commission who serves on the cOAlition S Executive Steering Group, has suggested geo-specific access as an approach to achieving open access. When pushed to reconcile his proposal with the principles of open access, […]

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Blogs selected for Week October 28, 2019 to November 3, 2019

1. Publish or perish: The cost of reformatting academic papers You’ve probably heard the expression “publish or perish,” which describes the pressure to publish research in order to succeed in an academic career. You’d think that conducting the research needed to write a paper would be the hard part – and it is. But publishing […]

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Blogs selected for Week October 21, 2019 to October 27, 2019

1. Guest Post — the future of open access business models: APCs are not the only way There is still a significant lack of awareness of what OA is or means in the research community, particularly in the humanities and social sciences (HSS). Even in STEM fields, where awareness is far greater, authors are faced […]

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Blogs selected for Week October 14, 2019 to October 20, 2019

1. The Second Wave of Preprint Servers: How Can Publishers Keep Afloat? Preprint servers have been growing explosively over the last ten years: over 60 platforms are currently available worldwide, and the sharing of research outputs prior to formal peer-review and publication is increasing in popularity. Building on the findings of a recent study, ‘Accelerating […]

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Blogs selected for Week September 30, 2019 to October 6, 2019

1. Why Scholarly Societies are vitally important to the Academic Ecosystem We live in a world where bigger is better, scale matters, and those with the largest coffers and most profitable businesses have an outsized influence on policy. Robert Harington, in his post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, suggests that despite the critical role of […]

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