What has been happening in the world of Open Access in the last week?

We’re launching the new Open Access Button on Tuesday October 21st! Our website and app as it is now is will temporarily disappear, don’t worry though it’ll be back in Open Access Week!

As we prepare for the upcoming Open Access Week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation provides some resources and strategies to get involved in the movement. A useful set of ideas for both novices and seasoned advocates!

BioMed Central and the University of Michigan are pleased to announce an agreement to publish a new open access journal, Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology, which is now open for submissions and will begin publishing in the first quarter of 2015.

A recent report suggests that open access now appears to have “little or no damage” on the leading subscription publishers, though it might add to publishers’ profits because of double revenues from subscriptions and open access fee.

De Gruyter announces a move to publish eight Central European Journals now distributed in subscription model by Springer as Open Access journals.

Speaking of Open Access Week, Dental Science and Surgery journals invite researchers, medical professionals and students across the glove to take part in Open Access Week by contributing research outcomes to OMICS Group. Every discipline should encourage this, year-round!

OMICS Group, a self-proclaimed open access publisher, has received heavy criticism for being “predatory”. Critics have found that its purpose is rather commercial than academic.