• Open Access is Reinventing Scientific Publishing

    Open Access is Reinventing Scientific Publishing0

    Words by Nesru Koroso The development of the internet coupled with the dramatic increase in journal subscription fees in the 90s have triggered the creation of Open Access. This movement in the scientific publishing world promotes universal access to scientific research findings free of charge, challenging the 350 years old world of print that has

  • Open Access Journals: Overgrowth and Erosion of Quality?

    Open Access Journals: Overgrowth and Erosion of Quality?0

    Reigniting the debate on open access journals and peer review. Last week, Science published an article that exposed the shortcomings of Open-Access journals. Author John Bohannon, a science journalist, created fake papers to evaluate the quality of peer review and to find out whether they would be submitted. Bohannon sent his articles to various journals

  • Open Access Explained

    Open Access Explained0

    Why Open Access is so important. An amusing explanation of the importance of Open Access to science. Just what United Academics is striving for as well. The video comes from the website phdcomics.com. define open access, open access journals impact factor In the meantime, at the end of 2015, the reputation of Open Acces journals is on

  • Death of Open Access Activist Aaron Swartz Leads to Free Publications0

    Whether you like to call him a martyr or not, his death did lead to some interesting movement in the scientific internet world. Since Aaron Swartz, co-creator of Reddit and a strong defender of open access, died last week, thousands of scientists freely published their work under the brandnew hashtag #pdftribute. Famous programmer (he co-authored

  • By 2014, All British Scientific Studies Will Be Open Access

    By 2014, All British Scientific Studies Will Be Open Access0

    Good news from Great Britain: The British government has announced its plans to make all British scientific research that is funded by tax money, freely accessible within the next few years. This means that these British scientific papers can no longer be published with scientific publishers that put research behind online paywalls, but instead have to be

  • Open Access May Win Big in the US

    Open Access May Win Big in the US0

    “A storm is coming.” – It’s the classic line you’ll hear in any film right before some epic battle between humans, orcs, wizards, and you name it. In the world of academic publishing today, one could also say – a storm is coming.  In what has been an uphill battle against some very wealthy and