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Major new open access journal publishes first articles

"eLife, the new open-access journal for outstanding scientific advancements, has published its first four research articles." The new journal, backed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust, is due to launch officially later this year. eLife aims to publish high quality papers 'without delay' and so has chosen to make its first open access

16 October 2012Uncategorized

The open access spectrum

The open access movement has been growing for 10 years since Open Access was first clearly defined in 2002. There is now a range of methods for making scholarly publications free to readers, and there is debate on the precise elements that make researc...

26 September 2012Uncategorized

Setting the default to open

New recommendations for open access policy have been released by the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). An announcement from SPARC describes the guidelines that mark 10 years since the first clearly defined ideas about open access by BOAI. "The Open Access recommendations include the development of Open Access policies in institutions of higher education and in funding agencies, the

13 September 2012Uncategorized

Massive shift to open access for UK

July 16 was a big day for open access in the UK. The latest SPARC Open Access Newsletter (SOAN) by Peter Suber describes the 'tipping point' for the open access movement. SOAN #165 (Sep 2, 2012) gives a detailed analysis of 3 major announcements o...

11 September 2012Uncategorized

Free ebook explores women and wills in French history

NEW published Aug 2012: "For the salvation of my soul": women and wills in medieval and early modern France edited by Joëlle Rollo-Koster and Kathryn L. Reyerson ISBN 978-1-907548-09-3 We are delighted to announce the publication of volume 5 in the St Andrews Studies in French History and Culture series, available from Research@StAndrews:FullText. This open access ebook is the latest to be

24 August 2012Uncategorized