Hindawi Publishing Corporation announced its decision of ending its membership in the STM Association citing "STM’s overwhelming focus on protecting business models of the past, rather than... Read More
Over 60 German academic institutions have annulled their subscription contract with Dutch publishing giant Elsevier, which will leave thousands of researchers without access to several journals owned... Read More
A report released by Sense of Science on 2 June has revealed that the UK government has no account of the research it has funded to develop policies and has delayed the publishing of several findings... Read More
Europe’s Competitiveness Council has declared that all online research papers supported by public and public-private funding will be made freely accessible by the year 2020. Competitiveness Council... Read More
Should access to academic research be free? In the past year, this seemingly moral issue took a legal twist with Elsevier suing the founder of Sci-Hub. This website which provides unauthorized access... Read More
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) have organized a seminar with the aim of examining the “emerging trends in... Read More
Richard Poynder is an independent journalist/blogger with a particular interest in open access and its perception and application across different sections of academia. In his blog—Open and Shut? —... Read More
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