• Academics Protest Against Major Publisher Elsevier0

    Nearly 6000 academics, have put their names to a petition declaring their intention to boycott the academic publisher Elsevier. “The Cost of Knowledge” petition claims Elsevier charges ridiculously high prices for its journals and criticises its practice of selling journals in large quantities leaving libraries with many unwanted journals. Furthermore it says the publisher makes

  • Access to Research is Every Student’s Right

    Access to Research is Every Student’s Right1

    The Right to Research Coalition tries to shed light on the problem that students sometimes can’t access essential research vital for their own works. This mostly due to the fact that, even though students — through taxes and tuition — underwrite a vast portion of research, they’re denied access to the results unless they also

  • Neelie Kroes – Ride the Open Access wave

    Neelie Kroes – Ride the Open Access wave0

    Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, recently talked about the importance of Open Access during the Launch of OpenAIRE, the European infrastructure for open access publishing of research results. From the speech: “Open access is a legal and technical reality today. The question is no longer ‘if’ we should have