“What has been happening in the world of Open Access in the last week? ”
The Open Access Button has joined with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Creative Commons and the Right to Research Coalition to launch a petition in support of Diego Gomez who currently faces up to eight years in prison for posting research results online for those who would not otherwise have a way to access them. If you want to support Diego Gomez, sign our petition.
Timothée Poisot, a computational ecologist and Open Access Button user, talked about open access and explained that “what we need is to tweak around the existing processes: open post-publication peer-review, low-cost open access, mandatory data and code deposition.”
The American Physical Society (APS) and The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) jointly announced a partnership to make all CERN-authored articles open access.
A new report report from media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information indicates that a global campaign to increase open access to scientific research will triple open access journal revenue by 2017.
Scienceopen, a research and publishing network, proposes 7 different ways for early career researchers to make science more open.
Randy Schekman, a cell biologist and Nobel Prize winner for Medicine 2013 said in a recent interview that «Journals like ‘Nature’, ‘Science’ or ‘Cell’ prey on people’s vanity.»
Finally, a new white paper has been published, proposing “A scalable and sustainable approach to Open Access publishing and archiving for humanities and social sciences”.