News Archives

November 24, 2014
Michael Kozlowski
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds thousands of health and research scientists to solve many of the worlds most dire issues.
November 21, 2014
Jocelyn Kaiser
Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals.
November 21, 2014
Carl Straumsheim
Academic libraries can help promote the adoption of open educational resources, but ultimately the push for open content has to be about more than textbooks, advocates said this week during the Open Ed Conference.
November 16, 2014
Hilda Bastian
“What is your generation going to do? You don’t have a choice. You will make a mark. Will it be the mark of apathy? Or will you make the internet what it could be?”
October 27, 2014
Brittaney Warren
International event informed public on the presence of transparency in academia
October 24, 2014
Scott Richard St. Louis
Sometimes when you hear people talk about open access in the humanities, they’ll say “open access is completely different in the humanities than in the sciences.” But I think this argument is painting with too broad a stroke. If you talk to scientists, you learn there are very different scholarly communications practices even within the sciences; high energy physicists don’t necessarily publish in the same way as zoologists or computer scientists. There may be more similarities between some scientific and some humanities disciplines than you might think.
October 20, 2014
Nick Shockey
This year’s Generation Open theme for International Open Access Week celebrates these significant contributions that students and early career researchers are already making within the Open Access movement and highlights their importance as future faculty, administrators, publishers, and policymakers. Just as Open Access Week has continued to grow since students partnered with SPARC to found it in 2007, it will be exciting to watch the impact the next generation of scholars and researchers has in making Open Access the new default as they launch their careers, publish their own work openly, and make their voices heard.
October 17, 2014
Hundreds of events will take place across the globe to highlight the power that Open Access has to increase the impact of scientific and scholarly research during the seventh annual Open Access Week taking place from October 20-26, 2014.
September 30, 2014
Kumar Garg and Colleen V. Chien, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
“Because we know that education is a cornerstone for progress…we’re going to do more to help citizens in other countries, especially students, access the incredible online educational tools and resources we have in the States.”