Innovation in Scholarly Communication
Containing resources about scholarly communication, academic publishing, open access, and related topics, this collection promotes openness and innovation in research dissemination and is supported by the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group and APO.
Innovation in Scholarly Communication
This issues paper argues that while outsourcing is not uniformly good or bad, services with a principally academic market seem to be especially susceptible to monopoly or oligopoly dynamics among commercial providers.
Survey data on 155 organisations producing research and information for policy and practice. The survey aimed to gather data that would help understand how information and research is produced and disseminated as grey literature for impact and influence on public interest issues.
This report presents findings from a mixed methods study involving qualitative interviews and a heuristic analysis of the Horticulture Industry Network’s (HIN’s) website.
Graduate students sometimes express consternation about whether the presence of their dissertation in an open access institutional repository (IR) will harm their chances of being able to publish the manuscript as a book. Several studies have addressed the question from different perspectives, but...
This article presents a genealogy of the term open access, focusing on the separate histories that emphasise openness and reusability on the one hand, as borrowed from the open-source software and free culture movements, and accessibility on the other hand, as represented by proponents of...
The document emphasizes the U.S Copyright Office’s longstanding position that section 108 needs to be updated so that libraries, archives, and museums have a robust, comprehensible, and balanced safe harbor to fulfill their missions.
This article seeks to reveal researcher practices, attitudes, and motivations around uploading their work to ResearchGate and complying with an institutional OA Policy through a study of faculty at the University of Rhode Island.
In this post, the author argues argues that the scholarly communication ecosystem should aim not only to be open, but non-profit too.
This article argues that, despite growing interest in Open Access (OA) to scholarly literature, there is an unmet need for large-scale, up-to-date, and reproducible studies assessing the prevalence and characteristics of OA.
This report captures the current landscape of new university presses (NUPs) and academic-led presses (ALPs) emerging within the UK.
This article argues that through open-access initiatives, researchers have opportunities to increase access to their work even if they are not able to publish in top-tier journals with high circulation rates.
This article argues that the current system of green open access lacks effective or uniform processes and stipulations, thus delaying and inhibiting the rights that publishers claim they give back to authors of academic journal articles.
In the digital era grey literature has proliferated, and has become a key tool in influencing public debate and in providing an evidence-base for public policy and practice. Despite its ubiquity and influence, grey literature's role is often overlooked as a publishing phenomenon. This paper...
In order to inform a library service related to creating and maintaining online scholarly profiles, this article assesses the knowledge base and needs of academic communities.
Intended to generate discussion and debate on the potential and limitations of openness, this publication addresses the current challenges and opportunities in the ecosystem of Open Science, and explores how to move forward in developing an inclusive system that will work for a much broader...
This study researched how communication studies fare with the open access citation effect, as well as whether researchers follow their journal deposit policies.
Publishing Services at the University of Graz is an example of how seizing the moment and letting things happen naturally facilitated the creation of something new.
Some new scientific journals have emerged which will publish whatever you want - for the right price.