Tagged: United States

The Fragility and Presence of Government Funding for Open Access Initiatives Redefines the Role Global Publishers Play 0

The Fragility and Presence of Government Funding for Open Access Initiatives Redefines the Role Global Publishers Play

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2018-01-11 URL: http://openscience.com/the-fragility-and-presence-of-government-funding-for-open-access-initiatives-redefines-the-role-global-publishers-play/ In retrospect, the year 2017 demonstrates the staying power of Open Access, despite possible budget cuts, such as in the United States. Likewise, international foundations, Open Access publishing...

Recent Findings Indicate Multiple Models for Flipping Scientific Journals into Various Open Access Forms Exist 0

Recent Findings Indicate Multiple Models for Flipping Scientific Journals into Various Open Access Forms Exist

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-11-08 URL: http://openscience.com/recent-findings-indicate-that-multiple-models-for-flipping-scientific-journals-into-various-forms-of-open-access-exist/ Though converting scholarly journals into Open Access continues to involve financial uncertainty, a Harvard-funded report shows that thousands of journals have flipped into Open Access in recent years through...

LaTeX, Open Source Software, Facilitates the Adoption of Open Access by Authors, Repositories and Journals 0

LaTeX, Open Source Software, Facilitates the Adoption of Open Access by Authors, Repositories and Journals

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-11-01 URL: http://openscience.com/latex-open-source-software-facilitates-the-adoption-of-open-access-by-authors-repositories-and-journals/ LaTeX, a software environment for type-setting scientific texts, supplies digital infrastructure not only for researchers, such as in the fields of mathematics or astronomy, but also for Open Access...

Recent Pre-Print Findings Cast Doubt and Spark Discussion on the Citation Performance of Open Access Journals 0

Recent Pre-Print Findings Cast Doubt and Spark Discussion on the Citation Performance of Open Access Journals

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-10-06 URL: http://openscience.com/recent-pre-print-findings-cast-doubt-and-spark-discussion-on-the-citation-performance-of-open-access-journals/ While Green and hybrid Open Access articles have been tentatively found to out-perform paywall-protected articles based on their citation statistics, Gold Open Access articles show lower citation levels than...

The Economics of Flipping Back-List Book Titles into Open Access: Digitization at Cornell University and De Gruyter 0

The Economics of Flipping Back-List Book Titles into Open Access: Digitization at Cornell University and De Gruyter

Author: Pablo Markin Published Online: 2017-09-10 URL: http://openscience.com/the-economics-of-flipping-back-list-book-titles-into-open-access-digitization-at-cornell-university-and-de-gruyter/ The digitization of out-of-print book titles incurs costs that Open Access projects tend to depend on external funding to cover, while hybrid models promise higher efficiency and larger scope....

Alternative Measures of Scholarly Impact are Increasingly Adopted by Funders and Publishers 0

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...