What do statements of support for UC reveal about open access publishing, institutional priorities, and the role of library-publisher contracts?
The value of the big deal has declined. Will libraries drive down its price — or help publishers prop up its value?
Michael Eisen’s bold visions for eLife emerge on Twitter. We consider two of his proposed initiatives.
Proposing a model for thinking about the interactions of rigor, cogency, accessibility, significance, openness, and impact in scholarly quality.
EMBO’s Bernd Pulverer looks at the revised Plan S Implementation Guidelines.
So does Sci-Hub lead libraries to cancel journals, or doesn’t it? Maybe the answer isn’t a simple yes or no.
Jasmin Lange from Brill suggests a path forward for open access in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Experimentation is key in supporting open access monographs. We’ve done the research and now it’s time to build a better user experience.
Shaun Khoo questions whether authors will exercise their market power to put downward pressure on article processing charges.
ACRL’s latest report identifies needed areas of research to help foster a more open, inclusive and equitable scholarly communications system.
This guest post about training and other resources for open research is authored by Fiona Murphy, Nicky Agate, Amy Price, and Stephanie Hagstrom, members of the Steering Committee for Force 11 Scholarly Communications Institute.
Robert Harington talks to Amy Brand, Director of MIT Press, to discover more about the recent launch of the Knowledge Futures Group.
Several of the foremost enterprises in open source recently joined forces with a group of universities that direct funding to support open source, to call for greater resources to be invested in support. This Invest in Open Infrastructure initiative, though nascent, may be the best hope to date of some kind of common collective action in support of open infrastructure. Today, we interview one of its leaders, Dan Whaley.
Consolidation and concentration are inherent properties of media in a networked environment.
Plan S has injected a much-needed sense of urgency to the debate about transformation to full and immediate open access, but what are we missing in our focus on the minutiae of compliance? How do we ensure that implementation ensures a more equitable system for all?