Monthly Archive: August 2017

Shifting Power Relations between Journal Publishers and University Libraries as Open Access Models Take Hold

Shifting Power Relations between Journal Publishers and University Libraries as Open Access Models Take Hold

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-08-15 URL: http://openscience.com/shifting-power-relations-between-journal-publishers-and-university-libraries-as-open-access-models-take-hold/ Scientific journals switching to Open Access that seek to diminish the impact of traditional publishers on access to knowledge incidentally make libraries and foundations more central...

A Review of Institutional Change in the Public Sphere: Views on the Nordic Model Edited by Fredrik Engelstad et al.

A Review of Institutional Change in the Public Sphere: Views on the Nordic Model Edited by Fredrik Engelstad et al.

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-08-13 URL: http://openscience.com/a-review-of-institutional-change-in-the-public-sphere-views-on-the-nordic-model-edited-by-fredrik-engelstad-et-al/ This timely volume provides a Nordic and theoretically informed perspective on the transformations that the public sphere has been undergoing in recent decades. Excerpt Published in...

Open Access Affects Business Models of Large Publishers as Elsevier Acquires a Digital Commons Platform

Open Access Affects Business Models of Large Publishers as Elsevier Acquires a Digital Commons Platform

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-08-10 URL: http://openscience.com/open-access-affects-business-models-of-large-publishers-as-elsevier-acquires-a-digital-commons-platform/ As resistance to subscription deals grows, Elsevier takes over Bepress providing Open Access storage to faculty- and student-generated materials. Excerpt The recent acquisition by Elsevier of...

Journals Transitioning to Open Access May Have Limited Sustainability Absent Revenue Streams

Journals Transitioning to Open Access May Have Limited Sustainability Absent Revenue Streams

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-08-06 URL: http://openscience.com/journals-transitioning-to-open-access-may-have-limited-sustainability-absent-revenue-streams/ Reliance on foundation or contingency funding does not substitute for viable revenue models that journals switching to Open Access may need to maintain quality. Excerpt As...

Open Access Leads to the Reorganization of Traditional Publishing Rather than its Decline

Open Access Leads to the Reorganization of Traditional Publishing Rather than its Decline

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-08-04 URL: http://openscience.com/open-access-leads-to-the-reorganization-of-traditional-publishing-rather-than-its-decline/ Excerpt […] as recent developments in the field of Open Access textbooks demonstrate, such as the Canadian BC Open Textbook Project, open access solutions have demonstrated the...

ENTRENOVA Conference (ENTerprise REsearch InNOVAtion Conference)

ENTRENOVA Conference (ENTerprise REsearch InNOVAtion Conference)

ENTRENOVA Conference (ENTerprise REsearch InNOVAtion Conference) is a multi-disciplinary conference dedicated to examining, comprehending and discuss the economic, management, organizational, marketing and other issues related to innovation, information technology, and R&D, driven by enterprises.  This theme includes a number of...

Hong Kong’s Open Access Weeks Chart the Growing Awareness of Knowledge Sharing Benefits

Hong Kong’s Open Access Weeks Chart the Growing Awareness of Knowledge Sharing Benefits

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-07-31 URL: http://openscience.com/hong-kongs-open-access-weeks-chart-the-growing-awareness-of-knowledge-sharing-benefits/ From 2015, Hong Kong universities, such as the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, have been regularly arranging Open Access (OA)...

Alternative Measures of Scholarly Impact are Increasingly Adopted by Funders and Publishers

Alternative Measures of Scholarly Impact are Increasingly Adopted by Funders and Publishers

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-07-29 URL: http://openscience.com/alternative-measures-of-scholarly-impact-are-increasingly-adopted-by-funders-and-publishers/ While journal impact factor metrics have been and continue to be used to assess the quality of publications that scholars publish, it appears that the primarily...

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