Blogs selected for Week November 25, 2019 to December 1, 2019

1. The Tyranny of Unintended Consequences: Richard Poynder on Open Access and the Open Access Movement A week ago, Richard Poynder, a well-known and widely respected observer of the scholarly communication ecosystem whose blog Open and Shut? Is generally considered a must-read source on the topic, published an extensive commentary on the current state and […]

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Blogs selected for Week November 18, 2019 to November 24, 2019

1. Is PLOS running Out of time? Financial statements suggest urgency to innovate Time may be running out for the Public Library of Science (PLOS). The San Francisco-based, non-profit open access (OA) publisher released its latest financials, disclosing that it ran a US $5.5 million dollar deficit in 2018 on $32M dollars of revenue. In […]

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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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