The Week in Links – February 8

What has been happening in the world of Open Access in the last week (or two)?

“Open Access is inevitable,” said Dutch State Secretary for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Sander Dekker at the Academic Publishing in Europe 2014. Dekker also highlighted the Open Access Button and other open access projects. Listen to his talk here.

Cultural Anthropology is now fully open access with its February 2014 issue!

The Optical Society announced on that it will publish a new open access journal titled Optica. The first issue will publish online in July.

EDP Sciences has announced the launch of EDP Open, a new Open Access imprint for the scientific publisher.

Emma Ganley and Jonathan Eisen wrote about “Opening Up Data Access, Not Just Articles” for PLOSBlogs.

ImpactStory is further encouraging users to make their articles openly accessible by directly linking to free fulltext versions on users’ profiles and giving users Open Access Badges for their profile.

The University of Queensland in Australia adopted a new open access policy. This policy requires university authors to make their publications openly accessible as soon as possible or within 12 months via the university’s institutional repository, recommends authors not to transfer their copyright to publishers, and encourages the use of Creative Commons licenses.

IOP Publishing announced a new open access funding pilot for Austria. This pilot program will provide funding for Austrian researchers to publish in IOP hybrid open access journals.

Duke University’s Scholarly Communications Officer blogged about green open access in “So what about self-archiving?”

Scholarly Communication Librarian Micah Vandegrift compiled “The Best Scholarly Communication Writing of 2013″ for Open Access Now. The collection is available in EPUB and PDF versions.

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