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March 16, 2015
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Creative Commons
Ross Mounce, a postdoc at the University of Bath, recently wrote about how Elsevier charged him $31.50 for an “open access” research article licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (BY-NC-ND) license. Mounce was understandably upset, because the article was originally published by another publisher – John Wiley – and was made available freely on their website. Elsevier’s act of charging for access initially appeared improper because of Wiley’s use of a noncommercial license.
March 11, 2015
By:
Sara Trettin and Dipayan Ghosh
A White House blog post celebrating Open Education Week!
March 05, 2015
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), a comprehensive international database of more than 10,000 Open Access journals, recently implemented a rigorous new vetting process that aims to raise the bar of quality for the journals it lists and filters out publications that are tarnishing the image of Open Access.
March 04, 2015

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced that the theme for this year’s 8th International Open Access Week will be “Open for Collaboration.”

The theme highlights the ways in which collaboration both inspires and advances the Open Access movement—from the partnerships behind launching initiatives such as PLOS and ImpactStory, to the working relationships the community has established with policymakers that have delivered Open Access policies around the world. The theme also emphasizes the ways in which Open Access enables new avenues for collaboration between scholars by making research available to any potential collaborator, anywhere, any time.

March 04, 2015

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March 02, 2015
By:
Heather Joseph
In response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) directive issued in February 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday released a comprehensive set of plans outlining the steps that its five largest agencies will take to create policies expanding public access to the results of their funded research. The policies are expected to go into effect by the end of this year.
February 27, 2015
By:
Heather Joseph
Earlier today, the three largest funding agencies in Canada released a coordinated policy requiring researchers to provide access to articles resulting from their funded research. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) have issued "The Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications."
February 25, 2015
By:
Ann Carrns, The New York Times
February 13, 2015

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (12 February, 2015) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has made all its economic and development research on Asia and the Pacific available under open access, a principle that promotes unrestricted online access to scholarly research so that it can be more wid

February 11, 2015
By:
Heather Joseph
Today, NASA announced its plan for a policy ensuring public access to articles and data resulting from the approximately $3 billion it invests annually in basic and applied research, as required by the February 2013 White House directive. NASA has provided a detailed timeline for the final policy to be fully developed, and is slating October 2015 as the goal for full implementation to begin.

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