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German Academic and Research Institutions Increasingly Make Open Access their Default Option

German Academic and Research Institutions Increasingly Make Open Access their Default Option

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-09-01 URL: http://openscience.com/german-academic-and-research-institutions-increasingly-make-open-access-their-default-option/ Over 140 German university and institute consortia members cancel their subscription contracts with Elsevier, while making publishing in Open Access a requirement for German researchers. Excerpt...

Subscription-Based Journals May Be Facing the Music Industry Predicament due to File-Sharing Platforms

Subscription-Based Journals May Be Facing the Music Industry Predicament due to File-Sharing Platforms

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-08-18 URL: http://openscience.com/subscription-based-journals-may-be-facing-the-music-industry-predicament-due-to-file-sharing-platforms/ As large publishers fight via legal means illegal scientific article downloading, such as via Sci-Hub, empirical findings show that over 85% of paywall-protected article catalogues are...

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...

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