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Open Access Current Writings and Research

Current Writings, Interviews, and Research Regarding Open Access: 

  1. Journals and Repositories: An Evolving Relationship.  It is now widely accepted that there are two routes to open access (OA): OA repositories and OA journals. This paper puts forward three possible models of interaction between repositories and journals.

  2. Harnessing Openness to Improve Research, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.  This report,  released by the Committee on Economic Development,  evaluates how higher education institutions can benefit from openness through digital technologies.  See the table of contents for Chapter 5, "Openness in Higher Education: Changes in Research."

  3. Scholarly Communication: A Journey from Print to Web. The history of scholarly communication is traced, with emphasis on the rise of electronic journals and models of open access publishing.

  4. The Open Access Interviews: Hélène Bosc.  Richard Poynder talks to Helene Bosc, former librarian at INRA, convener for the EuroScience Working Group on Science Publishing, and passionate champion of Open Access in France.

  5. The Bourne Commendation: Open Access Evangelist Wins 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award.  Australian open-access evangelist Philip Bourne, a prolific computational biologist at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), has beaten out stiff competition to win the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Award.

  6. UW-Milwaukee Takes Steps for Open Access.  On the heels of Open Access Day at UW-Milwaukee, held as part of the first international Open Access Week, it was announced that the UWM Libraries has successfully negotiated a contract with the Elsevier publishing company that will provide increased access to scholarly journals and reduce costs to UWM.

  7. Ten Challenges for Open-Access Journals.  Peter Suber sets out the 10 greatest challenges facing OA journals.

  8. Abridgment as Added Value.  Imagine that an open access (OA) journal could generate revenue by selling abridgments of its full-text OA articles.  Imagine that the revenue even made it unnecessary to charge author-side publication fees.  That would be a supremely elegant business model, if only it could be made to work.

  9. The Return of FRPAA.  Peter Suber analyzes the re-introduction of the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) in the US Senate.

  10. Open Access for Digitization Projects.  This is an expanded version of a talk given by Peter Suber at the "Going Digital" symposium at the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm.

Last updated by on 11/02/2009