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Scholastica White Paper Calls for Democratized Journal Publishing

Scholastica White Paper Calls for Democratized Journal Publishing

Guest Post by Danielle Padula, Community Development officer for Scholastica, email: dpadula@scholasticahq.com It’s no secret that the cost of corporate-run academic journals is skyrocketing. A 2007 study found the average list price of for-profit journals to be four times higher than that of not-for-profit publications. Rising journal subscription prices have increased support among the academic community for publishing […]

F1000Research admits their “objective authorship criteria” “disadvantage young researchers”

F1000Research admits their “objective authorship criteria” “disadvantage young researchers”

F1000Research, an open access publisher operating an innovative model of post-publication peer review, was yesterday embroiled in controversy as it emerged that their criteria for accepting manuscripts for submission are based partly on the status of the author or their research institution, rather than simply upon the quality of the science itself. Chealsye Bowley, OA advocate and scholarly communications librarian, revealed […]

The Quality Open Access Market (QOAM) and OpenAIRE

The Quality Open Access Market (QOAM) and OpenAIRE

Guest post by Leo Waaijers and Saskia de Vries (QOAM) The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot is part of the EC OpenAIRE project, giving the Pilot roots in the library world. As a funding initiative for Open Access publications, however, the Pilot has a high stake in a well functioning publishing market with authors as typical […]

Funded journal titles by the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

Funded journal titles by the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot

The policy guidelines for this new post-grant funding initiative state that “The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot provides an additional instrument to improve access to research results from FP7 projects, but does not affect authors’ choice on how their project publications are made Open Access“. Some questions have arrived via the Pilot helpdesk asking whether […]

“Not Just APCs”: the FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot’s alternative APC-equivalent funding mechanism

“Not Just APCs”: the FP7 Post-Grant OA Pilot’s alternative APC-equivalent funding mechanism

The identification of Gold Open Access with the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) is a widespread misunderstanding that has often led this alternative route for OA implementation to be dismissed as commercial publisher-friendly and prone to double dipping. However, Gold OA means publishing in any Open Access journal, and it’s a well-known fact that […]

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