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 researchers expressing their concerns with the journal’s policies, with a FAQ. Co-author of the letter Jon Tennant commented on Twitter that the “FAQ addresses neither our open letter or any of the recommendations.”
The Scholarly Kitchen published an interview with Gordon Nelson, President of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP), discussing public access policies, the Open Access movement, and the viability of scientific societies in the coming years.
A new study by Dr. Lu Xiao of University of Western Ontario finds that scholarly opinions of initiatives like Wikipedia, and Open Access more broadly, change depending on the active involvement by researchers. For example, compared to tenure-track faculty members, instructors and other academic professionals like librarians are more likely to believe that academic publishing in Wikipedia will be more widely read and more timely.
Can Open Access publishing be a smart career move? Some scholars are starting to think so.
American Chemical Society adopts the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink for Open Access platform to manage the article processing charges for its Open Access content.
Digital Journal wrote that Open Access is now the “in-thing” and a rising trend in scholarly publishing of the new generation.