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See below for chronological listing of news items reporting on SPARC, and on issues of interest to the SPARC Community.



September 17, 2014
The 2014 International Open Access Week Kickoff Event aims to provide a forum for students and early career researchers to have a lively conversation with an expert panel representing research funders, university administrators, and scholarly societies, exploring how the transition to Open Access affects scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers.
September 15, 2014
View a map of the 125 countries represented by the applicants to attend OpenCon 2014.
August 08, 2014
Ann Carrns
Costs for textbooks and related course materials remain significant — textbooks and supplies cost about $1,200 a year, according to the College Board.
August 07, 2014
Research Information
Several society journals published in partnership with BioMed Central (BMC) have seen significant increases in their Impact Factors (IFs) since making the transition to open access (OA), reports the publisher.
August 04, 2014
Nick DeSantis
The U.S. Department of Energy on Monday unveiled a plan to increase public access to research that it finances, in response to an order last year from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Science magazine reported.
August 04, 2014
Andrea Peterson
On Monday, the Department of Energy released its plan to implement a White House directive aimed at opening up more federally funded research to the public.
August 04, 2014
Jocelyn Kaiser, ScienceInsider
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today unveiled its answer to a White House mandate to make the research papers it funds free for anyone to read: a Web portal that will link to full-text papers a year after they're published.
August 04, 2014
Richard Van Noorden
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has revealed today how papers from research it funds will become free to read, making it the first federal agency to respond to new standards for open access and data-sharing ordered by the White House 18 months ago.
August 04, 2014

Following is a statement by Heather Joseph on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) plan for increasing public access to the results of federally-funded scientific research.

July 30, 2014
The Times Higher Education
Open Access science articles are read and cited more often than articles available only to subscribers, a study has suggested.


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