Are US federal courts enforcing Creative Commons licenses? Yes, but not as copyright holders may hope.
Springer Nature recently invested further in Research Square Company to become majority owner of this preprint and author services platform. Today, an interview with Rachel Burley and Eugenie Regan about what to expect.
Tao Tao looks at some surprising communication gaps in scholarly communication that hamper progress but also provide market opportunities.
The FAIR principles answer the ‘How’ question for sharing research data, but we also need consensus on the ‘What’ question.
What have academic book publishers been for? And what might they be for, in the future?
The results of a study on author perceptions of funding open access articles through a library subvention fund at Virginia Tech are analyzed.
How can collective action models to support open access, like Subscribe to Open, be applied to academic publishing? An interview with Raym Crow.
Despite controversies, MDPI has flourished and are now the 5th largest scholarly publisher in the market. Christos Petrou offers an analysis of their enormous levels of growth.
The COVID pandemic may leave us stuck between a growing consensus that open science is the superior way to drive progress and an inability to invest what may be needed to make it happen.
By calling its new policy a “Rights Retention Strategy,” cOAlition S is engaging in doublespeak. This strategy actually does exactly the opposite of what it claims.
Journal submission fees would reduce the continuously growing editorial and peer review burdens while allowing for better levels of rigor and oversight. Roy Kaufman makes a case for their adoption.
Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are an essential part of the open research infrastructure, but need widespread adoption to be effective. Learn about Jisc’s plans to increase adoption through a national PID consortium in this post by Alice Meadows.
The legal case against it will help determine whether OMICS is merely a “spirited player” or something worse.
Should the library focus first on serving its local constituency, or on changing the scholarly communication ecosystem? No matter how we answer this question, the implications will be complex.
Unsub is the game-changing data analysis service that is helping librarians forecast, explore, and optimize their alternatives to the Big Deal. Librarians breaking away from the Big Deal often credit Unsub as a critical component of their strategy.