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Richard Poynder's Blog – February 2010 Archive (3)

Open Access linked to Alabama shooting

Some Open Access (OA) advocates shocked by the shooting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) may not be aware of the OA link to the story: The last paper authored by Amy Bishop — the researcher charged with killing three of her colleagues – was published in the International Journal of General Medicine, an OA journal published by New Zealand-based OA publisher Dove Medical Press. Since Bishop cited three of her teenage daughters as co-authors… Continue

Added by Richard Poynder on February 27, 2010 at 2:03 — No Comments

Open Access Publishing Bogeymen

In their efforts to derail the onward march of Open Access (OA) opponents have conjured up a number of bogeymen about Open Access publishing. First, they maintain, asking authors to pay to publish could turn scholarly publishing into a vanity press.Second, they say, OA publishing will in any case inevitably lead to lax or… Continue

Added by Richard Poynder on February 14, 2010 at 3:25 — No Comments

Germany plans enquiry into the digital society

On 14th January the Christian Democratic Union and its Union partner in the German government the Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CDU/CSU) proposed setting up an Enquete Commission to examine the implications of the Internet on society. Amongst other things, the Commission will be asked to look at initiatives for providing free access to publicly-funded research. Could this announcement be connected with the e-petition in support of Open Access (OA) launched in Germany last November? Does it… Continue

Added by Richard Poynder on February 7, 2010 at 20:22 — 3 Comments



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