On January 24, 2019, Dan Pollock and Ann Michael have published an article entitled “Open access mythbusting: Testing two prevailing assumptions about the effects of open access adoption” in Learned Publishing. A Blog Post...
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As Open Access Gains in Acceptance Internationally, the Plan S for its Promotion Can Have Unintended Global Consequences
In Africa, a growing number of scientific journals, such as Scientific African, operate based on different Open Access models, in recognition of their expected contribution to solving development-related problems, validating the output of local...
Conflicts with Large Journal Publishers Can Slow Down University Libraries’ Efforts to Transition to Open Access Models
The likely reason that the journal subscription contract negotiations between the library system of the University of California, comprising 100 libraries, services to about 238,000 students and resources for circa 69,000 faculty members, and...
The Scientific Community Supports Funders Mandating Open Access, Adds Balance to the Discussion of the Plan S
More than 1,800 researchers have endorsed the plan by science funding bodies to transition to Open Access their models of disbursing funds to researchers, as the European Plan S continues to garner international backing, such as from China.
Recent Studies Point to Mixed Findings on the Citation Advantage of Open Access Articles over Paywall-Protected Papers
Open Access articles are as likely to demonstrate higher visibility performance than their closed-access counterparts in these journals as not.
As Support for the Plan S for Open Access Ramps Up, Global Scientists Draw Attention to its Risks and Possible Implications
Whereas the British Wellcome Trust and the American Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation increase the financial heft of the Plan S by almost 30%, scientists from research and educational institutions in Europe and around the world have publicly expressed their concerns that this Open Access initiative may have severe negative consequences for the scholarly publishing system.