Graham Steel uses the Open Access Button in order to provide real data to document/map the problem with the current publishing system.

This is a weekly series highlighting Open Access Button users from around the world, discussing their work, and sharing their stories. If you would like to participate, please email oabutton@gmail.com. We caught up with Graham Steel, a tireless advocate for Open Access who believes in sharing information as widely and as easily as possible. A […]

What has been happening in the world of Open Access in the last week? The Open Access Button has announced that it will be launching the new Button during Open Access Week 2014 and is looking for partners to host launch events. Science Advances, a new Open Access journal, responded to the open letter from […]

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After the launch of the Open Access Button Beta last November, we have had many requests for a Button that works for mobile. With the launch of the next Open Access Button later this year, the Open Access Button is getting a mobile app. This work is being funded by JISC as part of the […]

What has been happening in the world of Open Access in the last week? Paleontology doctoral student and Open Access advocate, Jon Tennant, talked with the Open Access Button team about why open access to research matters to him. Look for more conversations with Open Access Button users on our blog in the coming weeks! […]

Tennant uses the Open Access Button, because he thinks it has the potential to create a powerful dataset and it's a great way to document the failure of publishers. He commented that “every time you hit a paywall, that's a publisher announcing that their role is to prohibit the progress of science as much as possible."

This is a weekly series highlighting Open Access Button users from around the world, discussing their work, and sharing their stories. If you would like to participate, please email oabutton@gmail.com. Jon Tennant is a paleontology PhD student at Imperial College London and an Open Access advocate. He studies the impact of uneven sampling in the […]

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