Open access monograph dash could lead us off a cliff

Posted in Research on July 27th, 2017 by steve

“While open access is all about setting research ‘free’, the transition towards it can feel to academics like just another facet of the ever-stricter assessment regimes to which they are becoming subject. A recent example in the UK is the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s announcement that all articles and conference papers submitted to the next research excellence framework exercise will have to be available on an open-access institutional or subject repository …” (more)

[Marilyn Deegan, Times Higher Education, 27 July]

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University Presses and Commercial Publishers should start offering green OA for monographs

Posted in Research on September 8th, 2014 by steve

“Green open access refers to making academic, peer-reviewed research that has been published elsewhere (even subscription/sales venues) available for anyone to read freely on the internet by depositing the work in an institutional or subject repository …” (more)

[Dr Martin Paul Eve, 8 September]

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Title fights

Posted in Research on June 23rd, 2011 by steve

“With scholars exploring digital platforms to make their work more available, Matthew Reisz looks at possible replacements for the monograph …” (more)

[Times Higher Education, 23 June]

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