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Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, E-Journals, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 31st, 2013

The Digital Preservation Coalition has released Preservation, Trust and Continuing Access for e-Journals.

Here's an excerpt:

This report discusses current developments and issues which libraries, publishers, intermediaries and service providers are facing in the area of digital preservation, trust and continuing access for e-journals. It also includes generic lessons and recommendations on outsourcing and trust learnt in this field of interest to the wider digital preservation community. It is not solely focused on technology, and covers relevant legal, economic and service issues.

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    "The Open Access Movement Grows Up: Taking Stock of a Revolution"

    Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 30th, 2013

    Heather Joseph has published "The Open Access Movement Grows Up: Taking Stock of a Revolution" in a special issue on open access of PLOS Biology.

    Here's an excerpt:

    Overall, the story of the OA movement over the past ten years has been one of demonstrable progress. To be sure, the road has not been a smooth one. There have been stumbles, wrong turns, false starts, and bruising battles, particularly in the policy arena. But if we weigh the indicators of progress made by the OA movement against the intensity and complexity of the obstacles it has faced in the first decade, there's reason for great optimism as we head into the next ten years.

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      "Publishing Priorities of Biomedical Research Funders"

      Posted in Grants, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 29th, 2013

      Ellen Collins has published "Publishing Priorities of Biomedical Research Funders" in BMJ Open.

      Here's an excerpt:

      Publicly funded and large biomedical research funders are committed to open access publishing and are pleased with recent developments which have stimulated growth in this area. Smaller charitable funders are supportive of the aims of open access, but are concerned about the practical implications for their budgets and their funded researchers. Across the board, biomedical research funders are turning their attention to other priorities for sharing research outputs, including data, protocols and negative results. Further work is required to understand how smaller funders, including charitable funders, can support open access.

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        Open Access Clauses in Publishers’ Licenses: Current State and Lessons Learned

        Posted in Copyright, Licenses, Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on October 28th, 2013

        COAR has released Open Access Clauses in Publishers' Licenses: Current State and Lessons Learned.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        As Open Access (OA) policies and laws are being adopted world-wide, the scholarly community is shifting its efforts from advocacy towards practical implementation and support. One of the major routes for making articles open access is through OA repositories. However the variety and lack of clarity of publishers' policies regarding article deposit can be a significant barrier to author compliance of OA policies.

        In order to overcome this barrier, some organizations have successfully negotiated authors' or deposit rights with publishers in the context of purchasing content licenses. This report documents the existing OA licensing language that has been implemented by organizations around the world and presents some suggestions for their successful adoption. The report concludes that OA clauses offer a feasible option for institutions to address some of the obstacles to article deposit into repositories.

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          Library Publishing Directory

          Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on October 25th, 2013

          The Library Publishing Coalition has released the Library Publishing Directory.

          Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

          Published in October 2013, the Library Publishing Directory provides a snapshot of the publishing activities of 115 academic and research libraries, including information about the number and types of publications they produce, the services they offer authors, how they are staffed and funded, and the future plans of institutions that are engaged in this growing field. . . .

          Specifically it is hoped that this Directory will:

          • Introduce all readers to the emerging field of library publishing and help articulate its unique characteristics as a distinctive "publishing field."
          • Facilitate collaboration among library publishers and other publishing entities, especially the university presses and learned societies that share their values.
          • Alert authors of scholarly content to a range of potential publishing partners dedicated to supporting their experimentation with new forms of scholarly communication and open access business models.

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            "Mandates and the Contributions of Open Genomic Data"

            Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 18th, 2013

            Jingfeng Xia has published "Mandates and the Contributions of Open Genomic Data" in Publications.

            Here's an excerpt:

            This research attempts to seek changing patterns of raw data availability and their correlations with implementations of open mandate policies. With a list of 13,785 journal articles whose authors archived datasets in a popular biomedical data repository after these articles were published in journals, this research uses regression analysis to test the correlations between data contributions and mandate implementations. It finds that both funder-based and publisher-based mandates have a strong impact on scholars' likelihood to contribute to open data repositories. Evidence also suggests that like policies have changed the habit of authors in selecting publishing venues: open access journals have been apparently preferred by those authors whose projects are sponsored by the federal government agencies, and these journals are also highly ranked in the biomedical fields. Various stakeholders, particularly institutional administrators and open access professionals, may find the findings of this research helpful for adjusting data management policies to increase the number of quality free datasets and enhance data usability.

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              "A Cross Disciplinary Study of Link Decay and the Effectiveness of Mitigation Techniques"

              Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 17th, 2013

              Jason Hennessey and Steven Xijin Ge have published "A Cross Disciplinary Study of Link Decay and the Effectiveness of Mitigation Techniques" in BMC Bioinformatics.

              Here's an excerp:

              We accessed 14,489 unique web pages found in the abstracts within Thomson Reuters' Web of Science citation index that were published between 1996 and 2010 and found that the median lifespan of these web pages was 9.3 years with 62% of them being archived. Survival analysis and logistic regression were used to find significant predictors of URL lifespan. The availability of a web page is most dependent on the time it is published and the top-level domain names. Similar statistical analysis revealed biases in current solutions: the Internet Archive favors web pages with fewer layers in the Universal Resource Locator (URL) while WebCite is significantly influenced by the source of publication. We also created a prototype for a process to submit web pages to the archives and increased coverage of our list of scientific webpages in the Internet Archive and WebCite by 22% and 255%, respectively.

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                "The Seer of Science Publishing"

                Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 16th, 2013

                Tania Rabesandratana has published "The Seer of Science Publishing" in a special issue of Science on "Communication in Science: Pressures and Predators".

                Here's an excerpt:

                "Nobody reads journals," says science publisher Vitek Tracz, who has made a fortune from journals. "People read papers." Tracz sees a grim future for what has been the mainstay of scientific communication, the peer-reviewed print journal.

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