Like all OA funding models, subscribe-to-open solves some problems while creating others. Some of the downsides are pretty fundamental.
APC waivers aim to help ensure that researchers from low- and middle-income countries can publish their research. But the current system is hindered by lack of awareness, clarity and consistency. Andrea Powell proposes how publishers could improve the situation.
At the end of 2020, the Chinese Academy of Sciences issued their first “Early Warning List of International Journals”. Christos Petrou takes a look at the early impacts this list has had on the journals and publishers named.
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.
Study of researchers indicates that a preprint or accepted manuscript can substitute for the version of record in some use cases but not all.
Six questions and answers about the new transformative deal between Elsevier and the University of California.
The newly announced California/Elsevier transformative agreement will test the financial sustainability and the financial desirability of the multi-payer model.
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.
Transparency around research methodologies is essential for driving public trust and accurate, reproducible research results.
Robert Harington asks if we need more than Open Access (OA) to truly democratize science?
An update and a correction for an earlier post on research publication growth in 2020.
Robert Harington talks to a range of expert stakeholders with differing views about the Plan S Rights Retention Strategy and Creative Commons Licensing. Part 2. of 2 interview posts.
Robert Harington talks to a range of expert stakeholders with differing views about the Plan S Rights Retention Strategy and Creative Commons Licensing. Part 1 of 2 interview posts.
Unpacking each word — rights, retention, and strategy — enables understanding what this policy is and how it functions within the Plan S compliance framework.
Do Sci-Hub downloads cause more citations, or are high impact papers simply downloaded more often?