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Nature Communications Goes Full Open Access

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on September 23rd, 2014

Formerly a born-digital hybrid journal, Nature Communications will now be an open access only journal.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Nature Communications is to become the first Nature-branded open access only journal. The number one open access journal in multidisciplinary sciences, Nature Communications is Nature Publishing Group's (NPG) flagship open access title. Nature Communications will only accept open access research submissions from 20th October 2014. . . .

NPG is also making further policy moves with this development. Nature Communications now offers the CC BY 4.0 license as default, with other Creative Commons (CC) licenses available upon request. There is no price difference for the choice of CC license. APC waivers will be available for HINARI countries, and to others on a case-by-case basis.

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    CERN and APS Announce Open Access Partnership

    Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on September 19th, 2014

    American Physical Society and The European Organization for Nuclear Research have formed a partnership to make CERN-authored articles published in APS journals open access.

    Here's an excerpt from the press release:

    Articles in APS' Physical Review Letters, Physical Review D, and Physical Review C in 2015 and 2016 will be covered by this agreement.

    Thanks to this partnership, articles will be available free of charge for everyone to read. Copyright will remain with the authors and permissive Creative Commons CC-BY licences will allow re-use of the information (e.g. in books, review articles, conference proceedings and teaching material) as well as text- and data-mining applications.

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      "Open Access Infrastructure: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go"

      Posted in Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Publishing on September 18th, 2014

      Cynthia Hodgson has published "Open Access Infrastructure: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go" in Information Standards Quarterly.

      Here's an excerpt:

      There's no doubt that open access is here to stay, but the underlying infrastructure needed to support and sustain OA publishing is still very much in its development stages. This article, through a series of interviews with experts in the OA arena, highlights some of the major areas of infrastructure that are needed including institutional policies, compliance tracking and reporting, publishing tools, new economic models and licensing, and sustainability.

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        "The Need for Research Data Inventories and the Vision for SHARE"

        Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on September 18th, 2014

        Clifford Lynch has published "The Need for Research Data Inventories and the Vision for SHARE" in Information Standards Quarterly.

        Here's an excerpt:

        There is a major movement calling for public access to the results of funded research, both in the US and globally. In parallel with these developments has been a growing focus on the importance of research data management across all fields of scholarship- essentially the idea that appropriate stewardship of data used in or arising from research is essential to preserving, communicating, and replicating scholarship. SHARE (Shared Access Research Ecosystem) is a joint project of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the two key higher education presidential associations, the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU); ARL, with generous grant funding from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation and the US Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is leading the implementation effort. This article briefly summarize the potential role of SHARE in the overall scheme of managing research data, with some emphasis on the importance of standards (both existing and to be developed) for making this vision a reality.

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          "A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Open Access"

          Posted in Open Access, Publishing on September 16th, 2014

          Alexis Seeley et al. have published "A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Open Access" in D-Lib Magazine.

          Here's an excerpt:

          Funded by tertiary institutions rather than individual researchers, this new model seeks to provide open access not just to traditional academic publications but to all forms of scholarly output.

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            "How Many Citations Are There in the Data Citation Index?"

            Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Publishing on September 11th, 2014

            Daniel Torres-Salinas et al. have self-archived "How Many Citations Are There in the Data Citation Index?."

            Here's an excerpt:

            Descriptive analysis on the citation distribution of the Thomson Reuters' Data Citation Index by publication type and four broad areas: Science, Engineering & Technology, Humanities & Arts and Social Sciences.

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              Barnes & Noble and John Wiley & Sons Issue Quarterly Reports

              Posted in Publishing on September 10th, 2014

              Barnes & Noble and John Wiley & Sons have released their quarterly reports.

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                Google Settles American Society of Media Photographers, Inc. et al. v. Google Inc.

                Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Google and Other Search Engines, Publishing on September 8th, 2014

                Google has settled the American Society of Media Photographers, Inc. et al. v. Google Inc. lawsuit. The agreement is confidential.

                Here's an excerpt from the press release:

                The agreement resolves a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google in April, 2010, bringing to an end more than four years of litigation. It does not involve any admission of liability by Google. As the settlement is between the parties to the litigation, the court is not required to approve its terms.

                This settlement does not affect Google's current litigation with the Authors Guild or otherwise address the underlying questions in that suit.

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