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September 26, 2014
By:
The Economist
IN 2001 a meeting on scientific publishing held in Budapest by what was then called the Open Society Institute (now the Open Society Foundation) coined the phrase “open access”. The gathering’s official statement asked the world to “share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation”—in other words, to make scientific papers free to users.
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
By:
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
By:
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

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.

August 04, 2014
By:
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
By:
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
By:
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
By:
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.

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