International Council for Science endorses open access to scientific record; cautions against misuse of metrics

ICSU, of which Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium is a member, endorsed open access principles and provided key recommendations guarding against the misuse of metrics in the evaluation of research performance. Read their press release

Open Access policies in Horizon 2020

In December 2013, the European Commission launched Horizon 2020, the successor of the FP7 funding programme and its biggest research and innovation framework programme ever , with a seven year budget worth nearly €80 billion. As an extension of the successful Open Access Pilot in FP7, Open Access will now be mandatory for all researchContinue reading “Open Access policies in Horizon 2020”

Students Launch “Button” to Put Denied Access to Research on the Map

Originally posted on Open Access Button :
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2013 Contacts: openaccessbutton@medsin.org Students Launch “Button” to Put Denied Access to Research on the Map BERLIN – Today, at an international meeting of student advocates for expanded access to academic research, two undergraduates from Great Britain announced the highly-anticipated launch of The Open Access…

Open Access Publishing

Open Access Publishing In another post, we’ve shown that it is perfectly possible to make your work Open Access even if you’re not publishing in Open Access Journals. This post wants to give an overview of recent trends and challenges in Open Access Publishing. (‘for dummies’: I am sure that a lot of information can beContinue reading “Open Access Publishing”

COAR lowers its membership fees!

COAR – Confederation of Open Access Repositories lowers its membership fees   The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) is a dynamic, fast growing association of repository initiatives. Launched in October 2009, COAR now has a membership of over 100 institutions worldwide from 35 countries in 4 continents. Its mission is to enhance the visibilityContinue reading “COAR lowers its membership fees!”

How to make your work OA if you’re not publishing in OA Journal

How to make your work OA if you’re not publishing in an OA Journal?   All too often, Open Access is being narrowed down to Open Access publishing.  Whether this is done intently or only due to lack of information is not always clear – but we’d like to point out that there is anContinue reading “How to make your work OA if you’re not publishing in OA Journal”