Publishers, librarians, researchers, and funders all have a stake in Open Access. What happens next? See what the Chefs have to say.
A reprint of an essay from 2008, which attempts to describe the evolution of open access publishing, Written before the astounding success of PLoS ONE, it outlines the link between open access publishing and the still-persistent traditional model.
A look back at Joe Esposito’s 2008 essay on Open Access — what has come to pass and what has changed since then?
Open access, scholarly publishing, business models, and sustainability. The past is prologue. The present is complex. @lisalibrarian provides SSP a primer.
Global initiatives in open are decentralized and disconnected, lacking researcher input and buy-in. An “opens solutions” approach can both embrace and leverage that diversity, ensuring that it all contributes to the greater whole.
There is value in exploring the concept of different perspectives on open access in order to begin to develop a “unified approach to open”.
Though open access indicators within a given publishing platform are relatively consistent, significant inconsistency across platforms likely creates user confusion.
A recent Scholarly Kitchen webinar on global open access shared perspectives from Latin America, Asia and Africa. Arianna Becerril García, Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou, Vrushali Dandawate and Siân Harris share key themes
Part three of a three-part series aims to discuss the topic of advancing accessibility within scholarly communication with the focus of digital accessibility.
Christina Emery presents an updated overview of the open access books landscape and examines the challenges of open access book publishing according to feedback from authors and researchers, plus what support is available to them.
Geowalling open content is proposed yet again. As a thought experiment, @lisalibrarian explores what Plan S principles would be compromised by this tactic.
Does the Wiley/DEAL Publish-and-Read agreement open new pathways to open access? And what’s a PAR anyway?
Transcript of a debate held at the 2019 Researcher to Reader Conference, on the resolution “Sci-Hub Does More Good Than Harm to Scholarly Communication.”
Though flawed, a recent study presents several surprising data points about the voluntary efforts publishers are making to broaden access, and the value of Gold OA in driving citations.
A.J. Boston offers recommendations for how funding agencies and research institutions can better lead the change toward open access.