Friday, October 25, 2013

Congressional and Higher Ed Support for OA

Kansas Representative Kevin Yoder gives a shout-out to OA Week and support for FASTR- Fair Access to Science and Research Act A Letter of Support for FASTR was signed by 65 presidents and provosts of higher education, including U of Kansas Provost, Jeffrey Vitter and sent to Congress on October 25, 2013.

OA Funds

$$$$ is Available to U of Kansas researchers for OA publishing OA Week is winding down but the revelry carries on!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Open Access MegaJournals

How do OA megajournals speed-up article acceptance? What about niche journals compared to wide scope of megajournals? What about journal impact compared to article impact?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Open Access Week 2013

Follow Open Access Week for news, events around the globe. #oaweek Find links to interesting articles on journal publishing like this one

Monday, October 21, 2013

Welcome to Open Access Week

"The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work “open access”: digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder consent, and many authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators who depend on royalties are understandably unwilling to give their consent. But for 350 years, scholars have written peer-reviewed journal articles for impact, not for money, and are free to consent to open access without losing revenue." Peter Suber