Open access

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Report

What’s the big deal?

This study represents the first attempt by a group of libraries to come together to examine user perspectives on 'Big Deal' subscription bundle cancellations across a variety of institutional and cancellation contexts.
Report

The promise of collaboration: collective funding models and the integration of Open Access books into libraries

This report draws on desk research, alongside a combination of interviews, workshop discussions and pre-workshop surveys with librarians and individuals involved in library consortia. The report tackles a simple question - how can open access books be more successfully integrated into scholarly libraries?
Journal article

Ten hot topics around scholarly publishing

The changing world of scholarly communication and the emerging new wave of ‘Open Science’ or ‘Open Research’ has brought to light a number of controversial and hotly debated topics. This article aims to provide a baseline evidence framework for ten of the most contested topics...
Journal article

Drivers of article processing charges in open access

It is no longer readers and libraries paying subscription fees, but scientific organizations and authors themselves who pay for the cost of having their article published to allow unrestricted access. Data shows a tremendous variance in article processing charges (APC) across journals, and this study...
Journal article

Citizen-scholars: social media and the changing nature of scholarship

In this conceptual article, the authors argue that practicing public, social scholarship and increasing the use of social media to promote scholarship are the civic responsibility of citizen-scholars, so that research becomes more widely accessible, shareable, and usable in the public sphere.
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Consolidating institutional repositories in a digital, free, open access publication platform for all scholarly output

This paper explains the University Journals project, and how the involved universities want to facilitate a valuable alternative publication platform that complies with Plan S principles that enables publication and dissemination of all research outcomes.
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Advancing science or advancing careers? Researchers’ opinions on success indicators

This study found most researchers work far beyond their expected work schedule and, although they spend most of their time doing research, respondents wished they could dedicate more time to it and spend less time writing grants and performing other activities such as administrative duties...
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Do open access journal articles experience a citation advantage? Results and methodological reflections of an application of multiple measures to an analysis by WoS subject areas

This study is one of the first that uses the recently introduced open access (OA) labels in the Web of Science (WoS) metadata to investigate whether OA articles published in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) listed journals experience a citation advantage in comparison to...
Journal article

An intersectional approach to analyse gender productivity and open access: a bibliometric analysis of the Italian National Research Council

Gender and openness are key elements of responsible research and innovation. This paper represents a first exploration of the inter-linkages between gender and OA analysing the scientific production of researchers of the Italian National Research Council under a gender perspective integrated with the different OA...
Journal article

Completeness of open access FluNet influenza surveillance data for Pan-America in 2005–2019

The proposed metric outlined in this article could navigate experts in assessing open access data quality and quantity for conducting credible statistical analyses, estimating disease trends, and developing outbreak forecasting systems.