Open Café, a new listserv dedicated to the free and open discussion of open scholarship has been met with enthusiasm by the scholarly communication community.
With yet another stumble from Twitter/X, Angela Cochran looks at the numbers and asks whether all the efforts journals have put into building and maintaining journal Twitter accounts have been worth it.
Here I propose a framework for a Voluntary Contribution Transaction system to recognize the voluntary contributions in the scholarly workflow and to give tangible benefits to the volunteers.
The American Chemical Society is offering a new approach to funding open-access articles; Rick Anderson interviews Sarah Tegen about it.
Revisiting a post from 2019 in light of the acquisition of protocols.io by Springer Nature. As community-owned and -led efforts to build scholarly communications infrastructure gain momentum, what can be done to help them achieve long term sustainability?
Revisiting a post from 2017: Several services aim to gather all publications comprehensively. Who has all the content?
Libraries continue to sign Transformative Agreements while becoming increasingly convinced that they do not represent the desired transformation. Peter Barr explains why this happens.
Is the OA movement painting itself into a corner with concerns about new OA rules and regulations?
Part three of a three-part series aims to discuss the topic of advancing accessibility within scholarly communication with the focus of digital accessibility.
Part two of a three-part series aims to discuss the topic of advancing accessibility within scholarly communication with the focus of digital accessibility.
Rick Anderson interviews Nick Lindsay of MIT Press about the press’s new shift+OPEN program for subscription journals that want to go OA.
Looking back at a 2015 post on the idea of interstitial publishing, a new form of publishing that aims to take advantage of what previously was viewed as lost time in between primary events during the day.
New arrangements planned in Texas and India move us away from a universal transition to OA, and back towards the Big Deal.
Does the traditional society-publisher partnership contract make sense in an APC-fueled OA market? Angela Cochran reviews the new Wiley Partner Solutions offering and what that might mean for the future of contracts and guarantees.
Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson reflect on the OSTP’s response to their interview questions, and on some implications of those responses and of the memo itself.