Archive for April, 2013

Researching Into Open Access

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

As part of IT Services’ contribution to Open Access Oxford, we have been exploring the perspectives on OA held by different stakeholders, both through interviews with University staff (of which more in a future post) and through a review of the recent literature on OA. In conducting this review we ...

University of Iowa Libraries and Provost Office Launches Open Access Publishing Fund

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

[Last] week, the Office of the Provost and UI Libraries established a $50,000 fund to cover researchers’ publication fees for open access journals, which can be as much as $3,000. Library officials say it will be an annual fund. When researchers publish in ...

Open access: four ways it could enhance academic freedom

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The power of funding alone should not be enough to override academic freedom, argues Curt Rice, nor does open access automatically skew the world of scholarship. Are politicians stealing our academic freedom? Is their fetish with open access publishing leading to a 'pay to say' system for the rich? And will ...