Monthly Archive: July 2017

Do Repositories Supported by Non-Profit Initiatives Represent the Future of Scientific Publishing?

Do Repositories Supported by Non-Profit Initiatives Represent the Future of Scientific Publishing?

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-07-25 URL: http://openscience.com/do-repositories-supported-by-non-profit-initiatives-represent-the-future-of-scientific-publishing/ [T]he number of publications published in the pre-print format has been growing exponentially in recent years, as scientific disciplines, such as biology, and their subfields are increasingly...

Berlin Universities Accelerate the Transition to Open Access by Cancelling Toll-Access Contracts with Elsevier

Berlin Universities Accelerate the Transition to Open Access by Cancelling Toll-Access Contracts with Elsevier

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-07-20 URL: http://openscience.com/berlin-universities-accelerate-the-transition-to-open-access-by-cancelling-toll-access-contracts-with-elsevier/ In Germany, an increasing number of universities have announced in June-July, 2017, that they do not plan to renew their journal subscription contracts with Elsevier, one of...

Academic Libraries as Emergent Players in the Scholarly Journal Publishing Industry

Academic Libraries as Emergent Players in the Scholarly Journal Publishing Industry

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-07-19 URL: http://openscience.com/academic-libraries-as-emergent-players-in-the-scholarly-journal-publishing-industry/ In recent years, academic libraries have become important advocates of Open Access (OA), as OA journals are being launched, institutional repositories are being introduced and open...

Media Question the Practices of Large Journal Publishers and their Effect on Science

Media Question the Practices of Large Journal Publishers and their Effect on Science

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-07-10 URL: http://openscience.com/media-question-the-practices-of-large-journal-publishers-and-their-effect-on-science/ On June 27, 2017, The Guardian has published a long-read piece by Stephen Buranyi on the reported nefarious effects of the traditional publishing models on science...

The Globalization and Discontents of Open Access Support

The Globalization and Discontents of Open Access Support

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-06-30 URL: http://openscience.com/the-globalization-and-its-discontents-of-open-access-support/ Despite the associations of Open Access with a public good, in mass media the democratization of the access to knowledge that it brings is vaunted in...

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