• Green, Gold or Diamond?

    Green, Gold or Diamond?0

    An interview with Louis Lapidaire, the founder of United Academics.

  • Diamond Open Access

    Diamond Open Access1

    Free to read and free to publish Editor’s note: We have also recently published an interview with Louis Lapidaire, founder of United Academics, on this same subject. Have a look! The primary move towards Open Access is caused by a belief that the results of scientific research are a public good. Therefore, they should be

  • Open Access vs Predator

    Open Access vs Predator0

    Predatory Open Access publishers on the rise The increase in so-called “predatory” Open Access publishers is posing a threat to the integrity of Open Access publishing. Predatory Open Access publishers charge authors high publishing fees without providing proper editorial and peer review services. They are abusing the opportunity created by the Gold Open Access publishing

  • FAO to launch Open Access Agricultural Data Portal

    FAO to launch Open Access Agricultural Data Portal0

    Free access to agricultural satellite data The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) announced that it will launch an Open Access portal for agricultural data in October. The agricultural data portal, once launched, will contain both raw and analyzed satellite data. It will be easily and freely accessible for everyone. The data and information

  • Reputation Of Open Access Journals On The Rise

    Reputation Of Open Access Journals On The Rise0

    Academics’ perceptions on Open Access are improving. One of the challenges Open Access publishing has been facing is a perceived lack of quality. The perception is so rampant that it casts a big shadow not only on Open Access journals but also on authors. It’s a very serious issue which held back many researchers from

  • Dutch universities and Elsevier fail to reach consensus

    Dutch universities and Elsevier fail to reach consensus2

    VSNU called upon academics to play a vital role in breaking deadlock. Recently, scholars and several research libraries have rolled out a petition to boycott Elsevier, the biggest scholarly materials publisher, in protest of its new open access policy. Elsevier, an Amsterdam based company, again faced another set of challenges- this time it’s homegrown. Pressure