New study proposes pragmatic scenario for transitioning the publication system towards Open Access

New study proposes pragmatic scenario for transitioning the publication system towards Open Access

For the first time, a study has developed scenarios for restructuring transitioning Switzerland's scientific publication system towards Open Access (OA). The study was initiated by the SNSF in collaboration with the Scientific Information programme (SUC P-2) run by swissuniversities. It recommends a model that proposes a pragmatic and flexible way of making publicly funded research freely available at no charge and with no delay.

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Jenny Machida Appointed to PLOS Board of Directors

Jenny Machida Appointed to PLOS Board of Directors

PLOS is pleased to announce that Jenny Machida has joined the PLOS Board of Directors, effective October 21, 2016. “Jenny’s deep business knowledge with a focus on strategy, growth and organization performance will greatly contribute to PLOS as we strive to build a better publishing experience for authors in 2017 and beyond,” said Board Chairman Gary Ward.

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UC Riverside Library to Host International Open Access Week 2016

UC Riverside Library to Host International Open Access Week 2016

The University of California, Riverside Library will host International Open Access Week 2016, an event that is part of a global effort called Open Access Week. Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of sharing what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make “open access” a new norm in scholarship and research.

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Over 12,000 industry standards now available with single sign-on via OpenAthens and ASTM Publications

Over 12,000 industry standards now available with single sign-on via OpenAthens and ASTM Publications

OpenAthens has today announced that ASTM International, the Pennsylvania, USA-based publisher of international standards, manuals, scholarly publications and e-learning courses has joined the OpenAthens access management federation. This move provides straightforward and secure access to ASTM International’s wide library of over 12,000 standards and related products

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