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[News] "Open Access" Movement Changes the Way Academia and Publishing Work

  • Subject: [News] "Open Access" Movement Changes the Way Academia and Publishing Work
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 19:55:55 +0100
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The return on peer review

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| A while ago I took a decision to only publish 
| in open access journals. I recently received 
| two requests to review articles for journals. 
| Peer-review is one of the great unseen tasks 
| performed by academics. Most of us do some, 
| for no particular reward, but out of a sense 
| of duty towards the overall quality of 
| research. It is probably a community norm 
| also, as you become enculturated in the 
| community of your discipline, there are a 
| number of tasks you perform to achieve, and 
| to demonstrate, this, a number of which are 
| allied to publishing: Writing conference 
| papers, writing journal articles, reviewing. 


What Do I Want from the Publisher of the Future?

,----[ Quote ]
| When I took on the role of Editor-in-Chief of 
| this open-access journal, I began, for the 
| first time, to think about scholarly 
| communication beyond submitting my papers and 
| getting them published.



Blind Students Get Free Access to Cambridge U. Press Books

,----[ Quote ]
| Texts for visually impaired college students
| are hard to come by. But a new agreement
| between Cambridge University Press and
| Bookshare, a nonprofit organization that
| converts books and journals into formats that
| blind people can read, may enlarge this
| library.


Highly Misleading Press Release by Oxford University Press Journals

,----[ Quote ]
| Oxford University Press Journals has issued a
| highly misleading press release -- "Open
| Access Uptake: Five Years On," not making it
| clear that it is not Open Access (OA) uptake
| that is declining, but merely the uptake of
| OUP's pricey "Oxford Open (OO)" paid hybrid-
| Gold OA option.

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