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"Ask The Chefs: What Do You Think Will Have the Biggest Impact on Scholarly Publishing In 2015?"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 29th, 2015

Ann Michael has published "Ask the Chefs: What Do You Think Will Have The Biggest Impact on Scholarly Publishing In 2015" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

According to the Chefs, we're looking at a year of mergers and acquisitions, the continuing growth of open access both in number of opportunities and in scale, the publication of data and objects (like multimedia, application code, etc.), and more start-ups.

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    SciELO: 15 Years of Open Access

    Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 28th, 2015

    SciELO has released SciELO: 15 Years of Open Access.

    Here's an excerpt:

    The creation of SciELO 15 years ago and its further development were driven by two innovative and pioneering approaches: first, the indexing of national quality journals to complement international indexes and the publication of the full texts with free access on the Web in the modality known today as the "Golden Road", which took place about four years before the launch of the Budapest Declaration that is internationally agreed to as the beginning of the Open Access movement; and, second, the cooperative convergence of independent publishers, editors and national research agencies around a common objective to increase the visibility and quality of journals (Packer 1998; Meneghini, 2003; Packer 2009). During this development, SciELO became a standard of quality for the journals it indexes. As of June 2013, the SciELO network covers 15 Ibero-American countries plus South Africa, with each country publishing a national collection of journals in the network. There are also two multinational thematic collections in the network. Together these countries index about one thousand journal titles that publish more than 40 thousand articles per year. To date, the network has published a total of more than 400 thousand open access articles that receive a daily average of over 1.5 million article downloads, 65% as PDF files and 35% as HTML files.

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      "The Open Access Citation Advantage"

      Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 26th, 2015

      SPARC Europe has released "The Open Access Citation Advantage."

      Here's an excerpt:

      The OpCit project has for many years kept up to date a list of studies on whether or not there is a citation advantage for Open Access articles. That project has now completed and the list is no longer being managed. SPARC Europe is pleased to maintain the list henceforth and has brought it up to date.

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        "Why Principal Investigators Funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health Publish in the Public Library of Science Journals"

        Posted in Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 23rd, 2015

        Nancy Pontika has published "Why Principal Investigators Funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health Publish in the Public Library of Science Journals" in Information Research.

        Here's an excerpt:

        The Institutes-funded investigators submitted to the Public Library of Science journals because they favour the high impact factor, fast publication speed, fair peer-review system and the articles/ immediate open access availability.

        Conclusions. The requirements of the National Institutes' public access policy do not influence the investigators' decision to submit to one of the Public Library of Science journals and do not increase their familiarity with open access publishing options.

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          "Macmillan + Springer: Some Lessons to Learn, Some Twists to Watch"

          Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 21st, 2015

          Kent Anderson has published "Macmillan + Springer: Some Lessons to Learn, Some Twists to Watch" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

          Here's an excerpt:

          The competition this merger creates at the top of the market—turning a two-billionaire race into a three-billionaire race—is unlikely to trickle down in any helpful way. More Big Deals will leave fewer scraps for others. Some top-end titles may benefit from the increased competition on the acquisitions front, but I don't think a general bidding war will break out.

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            Making Open Access Work for Authors, Institutions and Publishers

            Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 19th, 2015

            The Copyright Clearance Center has released Making Open Access Work for Authors, Institutions and Publishers.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, recently brought together institutions from the UK and publishers from both the US and UK for an Open Access roundtable discussion to explore the implications of managing Open Access fees on a large scale. During this meeting, held at University College in London, the attendees examined a number of issues related to fragmentation, approach and processes, including ways vendors can play an expanded role in addressing the challenges. CCC published the group's findings in a report written by Rob Johnson, Founder and Director of Research Consulting.

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              DOAJ Journal Analysis: "Intersections: The Third Half"

              Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 3rd, 2014

              Walt Crawford has published "Intersections: The Third Half" in Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              Most of this essay (pp. 7-19) is the "Third Half" of the two-part Journals and "Journals" examination in the October/November and December 2014 issues-adding another 1,200-odd bio/med journals from DOAJ and looking at overall patterns. The essay also includes four briefer discussions related to DOAJ and gold OA journals.

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                "Bringing The DOAJ to a New Level"

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

                Lars Bjørnshauge has published "Bringing The DOAJ to a New Level" in ScieCom info.

                Here's an excerpt:

                Most promising projects do not make the transition to a service, much effort and many great ideas are lost. DOAJ has managed this transition since years, but now we are coming closer to the moment of truth. Whether what had turned out to be a social, organizational and managerial experiment: a community funded, crowdsourced free service, really can meet the expectations from increasingly demanding stakeholders.

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