The benefits of publishing research open access are numerous and well-known. Allowing a paper to be available to all can increase citation rates and drive public engagement. But is the … Continue Reading The ‘open access effect’: freely available academic books
Following the tenth anniversary of Open Access Week, the Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group, Virginia Barbour, has written about the evolution of open access and the obstacles … Continue Reading Infrastructure development is required to realise the full potential of Open Access
Last week (23–29 October) saw researchers, scientists and publication professionals from across the globe take part in the 10th annual International Open Access Week, with discussions taking place online (#openaccessweek) … Continue Reading Highlights of the 10th annual International Open Access Week
Open access and open source are cited as increasingly important alternatives to the traditional subscription models of academic publishing. While they represent very different approaches, both have the potential to … Continue Reading Open source publishing for all, or for investment?
At the recent Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication, Harlan Krumholz a cardiologist from Yale, outlined MedArXiv, a forthcoming preprint server for the medicine and health sciences. … Continue Reading Will the medical community embrace a preprint server?
In a recent survey of UK researchers, 93% of respondents said that they considered open access to be important, but only 41% had published an open access article themselves. Researchers … Continue Reading Open access more popular in principle than in practice
Want to know more about open access publishing models and other innovations in medical publishing? Join Liz Hoffman (Journal Development Manager for the health services research journals at BioMed … Continue Reading [FREE WEBINAR]: publication models and open access
Join ICON plc at this webinar, featuring Jeffrey Beall, to learn tips and tools to enhance your medical publication efforts and to help avoid so-called “predatory journals”. The webinar will discuss the … Continue Reading [FREE WEBINAR]: Optimise Medical Publishing and Avoid “Predatory Journals”
The Open Access movement is on an upwards trajectory, with more and more research being made freely available each year. And yet the pace of change has been slower than … Continue Reading Helping Open Access pick up the pace
The American librarian and blogger Jeffrey Beall, perhaps best known for his lists of “potential, possible or probable” predatory open-access publishers and journals, has been praised by many for shining … Continue Reading Jeffrey Beall and the disappearing blacklists of predatory journals/publishers
Since 2006 and the launch of PLOS ONE, the number of open-access mega-journals (OAMJs) has been steadily increasing. In a recent article, Simon Wakeling and colleagues present a bibliometric analysis … Continue Reading Study establishes bibliometric profiles of leading open-access mega-journals
Last week saw the first articles go live on Wellcome Open Research. The platform, funded by Wellcome and run by F1000, follows the publishing model of F1000Research, that is immediate … Continue Reading Wellcome Open Research publishes its first articles
A central theme of this year’s Conference for Open Access Scholarly Publishers (COASP) was the idea that open access is fundamentally about promoting the public good. Diana Marshall, of BioMed … Continue Reading Highlights from COASP 2016: open access as a social movement
Since 2013, PLOS One, the first of the open access mega-journals, has published roughly 30,000 articles per year. However, in September its monthly publication tally was overtaken for the first … Continue Reading Scientific Reports overtakes PLOS One as largest academic journal
The open-access journal eLife is to start charging publishing fees from 2017. Expenses have been covered to date by three of the largest private research funding organisations (Howard Hughes Medical … Continue Reading eLife to start charging publishing fees from 2017
As open access (OA) articles are freely available, the potential readership and impact is much greater than for articles where access to the full-text is limited to subscribers only. But … Continue Reading Does the ‘Open Access Citation Advantage’ exist?